Fire breaks out in illegal refining site in Rivers

On Thursday, a fire broke out at an illicit refining operation in Rivers state, seriously injuring one person.

The incident occurred in the Rumekini community in the state’s Obio Akpor Local Government Area, according to Mirror Nigeria.

The fire, which was caused by an explosion at the site of the illegal refinery, broke out around 2pm and caused panic in the community.

It took the combined effort of residents of the area to put out the fire as calls put across to the River state fire service “did not get any response”.

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Eyewitnesses said the victim of the fire “may not survive” as the injury was very critical.

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