Just in: 3 persons feared dead in Rivers petrol fire

Just in: 3 persons feared dead in Rivers petrol fire

Three persons are reportedly feared dead in an early hour petrol fire at Government Reserved Area, GRA phase 4 axis of Port Harcourt, Daily Trust reports.

Eye witnesses reportedly said the incident which happened at about 2am on Tuesday, December 25, occurred when a tanker, laden with fuel fell and spilled its contents in adjoining buildings and ignited fire.

The tragic fire incident is coming barely a month after a seven-storey building under construction collapsed at Woji GRA phase Two, Port Harcourt, trapping workers said not to be less than 200.

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Legit.ng's gathered that at least five people were confirmed dead by the rescue operations agencies.

Meanwhile, properties worth several millions of naira were reportedly destroyed in the Abule Egba area of Lagos state on Wednesday, December 19, as fire from a petroleum products pipeline engulfed the area.

The affected streets were Arowolo, Shobowale, Iyalode Abule-Egba, Taiwo Adewole, Adepegba, Wamon Taofeek, Santos and Owode.

The explosion was as a result of the activities of suspected petroleum products’ thieves from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)’s pipeline in the Arowolo area.

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According to The Punch, a total of 63 vehicles, 98 shops, four tricycles, six houses and one church were counted to have been razed by the fire, which reportedly began around 2am.

It was gathered that the rescue teams that responded to the incident included the Lagos State Fire Service, the state police command, Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Lagos State Emergency Ambulance Service and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency.

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