THE REASON FOR YESTERDAY'S GAS EXPLOSION IN PORT HARCOURT

Powerful explosion kills four in Rivers
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Four people were killed in Port Harcourt as a result of powerful explosion on Thursday evening. The most likely cause of the explosion was the gas leakage.
According to the reports from the scene, a gas cylinder used for welding exploded around 5 pm in a workshop situated near the ABC Bus park at the crossing of Eliozu road and the East-West road.


Hearing the explosion residents, motorists and passers-by ran for cover. Two people were killed at the spot, with their legs severed in the blast.
Another person injured in the explosion died on the way to the nearest hospital, where the fourth victim died having not received the necessary assistance, while medical staff on duty demanded to pay N35,000 to start his treatment.
Rivers police spokesman, Muhammad Kidaya Ahmad, confirmed the incident, but couldn’t provide any additional details to the information gathered by the press.

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