Thursday, December 20, 2007

Sallah tragedy: 30 die in pipeline fire

champion newspapers "More than 30 persons were yesterday feared killed, in a pipeline fire explosion at a jetty in Okochiri Okrika community of Rivers state.
The fire said to have emanated from illegal bunkering destroyed property belonging to the Port Harcourt Refinery.
But the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured that the incident would not affect supply of petroleum products during the Yuletide.
Disturbed by the inferno, the Rivers state government appealed to people of the state to be law abiding and refrain from criminal activities."