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Scores feared dead as fire razes boats at Rivers jetty


Barely 25 hours after an explosion rocked an illegal oil dumpsite in Rumuokoro axis of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivets State, a massive fire had erupted at the Nembe/Bonny/Bille jetty in Port Harcourt.

The fire which is still raging had consumed over six market boats with passengers trapped in it.

Eyewitnesses said the boats were lading and offloading at the jetty when the fire suddenly erupted, as it was believed to be carrying some illegally refined petroleum products.

See photos:

Goods and property burning after the explosion at the jetty in Rivers State

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