Friday, 20 July 2012

Multiple Tanker Explosion Rocks Rivers State

There were two heavy tanker explosions in different parts of the Rivers State: Abuloma and Rumuokehi on Friday. It was gathered that NEMA is already getting help from the fire service and multi-national companies in the state to battle that fire.

NEMA has successfully mobilize its personnel to the scenes of the two fire incidents.

"We have mobilised first responders to fire incidents in two locations in Rivers State - Rumouekehi and Abouluma," NEMA spokesperson, Yushau Shuaib, said.

The South-South Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Umesi Emenike, said: "The fire started at about 8am from petroleum products; the first one involved about five tankers which were burnt down while the second was caused by an oil vessel. Our men are still on ground for rescue operations."

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