Explosion Kills One In Rivers State, Police Begin Investigation


One person has been killed in an explosion along Aba Road in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

The explosion which occurred at about 9 am Tuesday involved one person who may have inadvertently triggered it.

Channels Television visited the site and saw faded blood marks around and some small dents on the concrete kerb.

The area is a hub for Bureau de Change operators and some of them said they heard explosions but weren’t willing to talk. However, an eyewitness who didn’t want to talk on camera said the impact ripped open the chest of the victim.

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At the time of the visit to the scene, policemen were on the ground investigating the incident.

The police commissioner in Rivers State Tunji Disu said on Channels Television’s Politics Today that the matter is being probed.

While it’s not clear what caused the explosion. It doesn’t appear to be related to the solidarity march this morning as the protesters didn’t get to Hotel Presidential but terminated at Rumuola which is about 500 meters from the scene.

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