Explosion Rocks Popular Mall In Rivers State, Injures Five People

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An explosion, suspected to be a gas explosion, has rocked a mall in Port Harcourt City of Rivers State, recording five casualties.

Nnamdi Omoni, spokesman of Rivers state police command, confirmed the incident saying the cause of the explosion which occurred at the bakery area of the mall is yet to be ascertained.

“They have been admitted at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH) receiving treatments.”

The mall affected is the SPAR Mall in the capital city.

Fire fighters were said to have arrived the scene not long after some workers put out the fire. The mall is located at Old GRA area of Port Harcourt, which is minutes away from the state government house gate.

Goods worth of billions of naira were destroyed in the explosion as staff of the mall, made efforts to extinguish the fire before the arrival of fire services.

Omoni said those injured are currently receiving treatment at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH), adding that the police have commenced full investigation into the incident.

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