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10 Persons Die As Illegal Refinery In Abia Explodes

10 Persons Die As Illegal Refinery In Abia Explodes

10 Persons Die As Illegal Refinery In Abia Explodes

Illegal Refinery In Abia Explodes 

An oil refinery explosion in Abia State’s Uzuaku Community, in the Ukwa West Local Government Area, may have killed up to ten people.

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Despite the fact that three people were reportedly killed at the scene of the incident that allegedly occurred on Friday evening, seven others later died in the hospital where they were taken for medical treatment.

It’s only been two weeks since another illicit refinery exploded in Ohaji Egbema, Imo State, killing more than a hundred people.

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According to a local source, a spouse and the sole son of another family were killed in the accident.

10 Die As Illegal Refinery In Abia Explodes 

According to our sources, the Shell pipeline that services the Uzuaku/Owaza axis has not had crude oil for some weeks leading to the stoppage of illegal oil bunkering activities in the area.

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But when pumping of crude oil along the pipeline resumed, according to the source, illegal refinery operators went back to their business.

But when contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in charge of Abia State, Mr Geoffrey Ogbonna, said he was not aware of the incident.

 

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