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JUST IN: Windows smashed as tanker explosion rocks Port-Harcourt

A tanker carrying gas has exploded around Obiri-Ikwerre Flyover along the East-West Road in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital.

The incident which occurred at about 9:30am on Tuesday, June 4, involved a tanker carrying what is believed to be Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) which fell over and exploded while trying to navigate the roundabout.

The impact of the explosion was felt kilometres away as some of the residents said their windows were smashed while others reported feeling the vibrations.

As at the time of writing this report, men of the Fire Service were trying to put out the inferno while a crowd of onlookers gathered around with heavy security presence also observed.

Eyewitnesses said there were no casualties as the driver escaped from the scene just before the explosion.

A mild drama however ensued when a suspected scavenger who tried to steal parts of the truck, was apprehended by the crowd who handed him over to the police.

Authorities were yet to release a statement o the incident as at press time.

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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