NNPC Jetty Explosion in Nigeria
The Port Harcourt Refinery Jetty in Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State was rocked by an explosion on Sunday according to various agency reports.
It was gathered that several persons were seriously injured as a result of the explosion, which was allegedly triggered by the activities of pipeline vandals and oil thieves. It was reported that suspected oil thieves had tampered with one of the pipelines close to the refinery with the intention of stealing petroleum products.
A source explained that the action of the oil thieves had ignited a deafening noise and a huge fire around the jetty, leaving not less than seven persons dead.
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