Thursday, 12 July 2012

Scores of People Feared Dead While Scooping Fuel From a Fallen Tanker in Rivers State

Several people are now feared dead and many other injured while scooping fuel from a fallen petrol tanker in Ahoada West Local Government Area Rivers State.

An eyewitness of the incident told our correspondent that residents in the communities surrounding the area had rushed out to scoop up content from the overturned petrol tanker before a fire was ignited.

The eyewitness also said traffic on the Ahoada West Road which is a major exist and entry point into Rivers State has been blocked.

The Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer BEN UGWUEGBULEM confirmed the incident but did not give any official figure of the casualties.

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