Many persons are feared dead and others injured in a gas explosion in Rivers State.
The incident occurred on Omerelu—Owerri road in Omerelu town of Ikwerre LGA, Rivers State.
Number of casualties are yet to be ascertained, said eyewitness who noted that the explosion was caused by a truck loaded with Petroleum products hit which hit a container while trying to dodge a police checkpoint.
“Many lives are lost,” said Ikechukwu Nba, who said efforts are being made not quench the fire.
No statement is made by the state authorities about the incident.