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Tanker Explodes In Port Harcourt

Posted by Amarachi on Tue 04th Jun, 2024 - tori.ng

The explosion, occurring approximately 200 metres from the Channels Television office, was powerful enough to smash windows in the vicinity and was felt by residents several kilometres away.

Tanker explosion

A tanker believed to be carrying Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) exploded at Obiri-Ikwerre flyover along the East-West Road in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The incident took place around 9:30 am on Tuesday, causing panic among residents.

The explosion, occurring approximately 200 metres from the Channels Television office, was powerful enough to smash windows in the vicinity and was felt by residents several kilometres away.

Eyewitnesses report that there were no casualties, crediting the quick escape of the tanker driver from the scene just before the explosion.

As the fire service personnel battled the flames, a large crowd of onlookers gathered, with heavy security deployed to manage the situation.

During the commotion, a minor drama unfolded when a suspected scavenger attempting to pilfer parts from the damaged truck was caught by bystanders and handed over to the police.

As of the latest updates, the authorities have not released an official statement regarding the incident or any potential environmental impact.

The situation is under control, but the area remains tense as cleanup and investigative operations continue.


 



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