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Many feared dead as pipeline explodes in Rivers community
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Many feared dead as pipeline explodes in Rivers community

Many people have been feared dead following the explosion of a petrol pipeline at Rumuekpe community in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State. The incident which occurred on Thursday October 21 has been blamed on oil bunkering activities, and community sources told Daily Trust that youths of the community were fond of siphoning petroleum products from many pipelines located on the stretch of the adjourning villages within the community. A resident of the community, Mr Chikwem Godwin alleged that more than 20 persons may have died in the incident.  Godwin said;  “I can confirm to you that more than 20 persons died in that very incident.“That particular place where this incident occurred is very notorious for bunkering activities. Youths from vario...