NigeriaLives Lost As Oil Pipeline Explosion Hits Rivers State

Lives Lost As Oil Pipeline Explosion Hits Rivers State

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Rivers State, Nigeria – Many lives have been reportedly lost after a crude oil pipeline exploded due to interference in Rumuekpe community, Emohua Local Government Area, Rivers State.

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According to the information at News Webbs disposal, it was learnt that the incident occurred at about 2 am on Friday.

As per Channels TV reports, a bus loaded with crude oil reportedly went up in flames while trying to navigate to an illegal refining point in the area.

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It was alleged that sparks from the vehicle’s battery head caused the explosion and killed many victims who were said to be involved in the illegal refining of crude.

Confirming the incident was an environmentalist and Executive Director of Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre, Fyneface Dumnamene, who said he received news of the incident through its ‘crude oil spill alert response system’.

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The Rivers State Police Command spokesperson, Grace Iringe-Koko, also confirmed the incident, saying the Divisional Police Officer in the area was already on his way to the scene.

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