Tragedy rocks Delta as explosion rocks illegal refinery

One person was allegedly killed while about five others sustained varying degrees of injuries after an explosion rocked an illegal refinery in the creeks of Warri River in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State on Thursday afternoon.

Sources said that the victims were sighted at Warri Miler Jetty as they were rushed to a private hospital in a fast-moving speed boat.

One of the sources, who wants to remain anonymous, said that the victims got burnt when fire gutted their local refinery site as they were busy refining petroleum products in the creeks.

Also, the identities of the victims could not be determined but some of them were said to be from the Northern part of the country.

The police public relations officer for Delta State Command, DSP Bright Edafe, could not be reached for confirmation as of the time of filing this report.

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