10 persons have been confirmed dead in a pipeline explosion that happened in Komkom community, Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State today Saturday, June 22nd.
Residents in the community woke up to a deafening sound of the explosion at about 6.45am, forcing them to run helter skelter. The exploded pipeline is said to belong to Shell Petroleum Development Company. The explosion reportedly occurred when some workers from a yet to be identified firm were working on one of the pipelines.
Confirming the sad incident, the Chairman of Oyigbo LGA, Gerald Oforji, said the remains of the deceased persons were pulled out from the scene of the incident after the fire was put out.