In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 03rd, October, 2020

Critical Panic As Enormous Explosion Rocks Flour Mill Manufacturing facility In Rivers

Serious Panic As Huge Explosion Rocks Flour Mill Factory In Rivers

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Based on a report by The PUNCH, the numerous residents of Trade and Harbour Highway in Port Harcourt Metropolis Native Authorities Space of Rivers State are nonetheless in shock over an explosion that rocked the state-owned ailing ‘Flour Mill Firm Restricted’.

The explosion which occurred on Friday was stated to have shaken each residential homes and enterprise premises inside and much away, inflicting panic, as some ran out of their homes to seek out out what had occurred.

Although the reason for the explosion on the flour mill which has been non-functional for over a yr couldn’t be ascertained, eyewitnesses described the sound ensuing from it as ‘very loud’, saying it instantly resulted in an enormous hearth.

One of many eyewitnesses advised our correspondent that although the manufacturing unit was not operational, some individuals have been offloading some unspecified merchandise when he left the power in regards to the time the incident happened; at the same time as firefighters responded to a misery name put throughout to them.


“I left the flour mills about ten minutes after I heard the explosion. I don’t know what triggered it as a result of we got here again to the place however couldn’t get in as a result of it was harmful,”
he stated.

The Flour Mills facility is surrounded by the Nigerian Ports Authority, Ports and Terminal Operators Restricted, the Nigeria Customs Service and different enterprise considerations.

Our correspondent additionally gathered that officers of the Nigerian Ports Authority and the Rivers State Hearth Service who responded to a misery name had a busy time making an attempt to place out the fireplace which lasted for about two hours, although no life was misplaced.

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When contacted, the Rivers State Commissioner for Particular Duties, Thomas Bariere, confirmed the incident, saying no casualty was recorded.


“I can inform you on good authority that our males have been on floor. They responded instantly and the fireplace was put out in good time. So there isn’t a trigger for alarm,”
Bariere acknowledged.

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