Wednesday, 12 June 2019

'One dead, 5 injured as explosion rocks Port Harcourt mall'

One person has been reported dead and five seriously injured during an explosion at a shopping mall in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Wednesday.

Spokesman of Rivers state police command, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident via a statement.

He said the cause of the explosion which occurred at the bakery area of the mall is yet to be ascertained.

There are reports that one person died in the incident which occurred around 4pm.

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.

Omoni said those injured are currently receiving treatment at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH).

He added that the police have commenced full investigation into the incident.

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