At least five persons have been reported dead following a gas explosion at a gas shop at Eliozu in Obio-Akpor local government
suburb of Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Rivers state Police Public
Relations Officer, DSP Ahmad Muhammad who confirmed the explosion said
he was not sure of the actual figure of casualty.
According to him, the Police went to the scene of the incident to collate information immediately they heard about it.
According to him, gas vendors were refilling gas at the spot when the cylinder suddenly exploded.
The Police PRO allayed fears that the incident was a bomb explosion.
Source: PM News