Many reported dead as alleged crude oil tapping point explodes in Rivers


Many persons have been reported killed in an explosion that happened at an alleged crude oil tapping point in a Rivers State community.

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The incident happened at Rumuekpe community in Emohua Local Government Area of the state in the early hours of Friday.

Reports had it that the explosion occurred when one of the drivers of the buses loaded with crude oil ‘packaged in bags’ to transport to a refining site had started his engine.

It was alleged that a spark from the vehicle’s battery head caused the explosion.

Details later…