Incident

25 persons burnt as fire guts illegal refinery in Rivers Open

Category: Fire
Time: 22 Oct 21, 02:02PM
Address: Emohua Local Government Secretariat Hall, East-West Road, Oduoha-Emuoha, Nigeria
Reported by: Saliu Juliana

About 25 persons are reported to have been burnt in the Rumuekpe community in the Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State following a fire outbreak from an illegal local refinery popularly known as Kpofire. The fire broke out after a pipe exploded at the site of the illegal refinery. The leader of a local vigilante group in the area, Frank Nwazimutor who confirmed the incident. The vigilante leader however blamed the increasing practice of illegal refineries on lack of employment opportunities.

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