NEMA confirms 4 dead in Abuloma Jetty explosion

21 July 2012, Sweetcrude, PORT HARCOURT – THE National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has confirmed the death of four persons in the vessel explosion at Abuloma Jetty in Port Harcourt, Rivers on Friday, July 20.

Mr Umesi Emenike, NEMA’s Coordinator, South-South Zone, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Port Harcourt on Saturday, that two persons were also injured as a result of the explosion.

Emenike stated that a fishing boat, one Tug boat and two barges were damaged by the explosion.

He said that the vessel was still burning as at the time of filing this report, adding that efforts were on to put off the fire.

The coordinator suggested that the burning vessel should be removed from the waterways to avoid further accidents.

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  • Slowly but surely Nigeria is assuming a reputation as one of the unsafest places to be on the planet. The loss of even one life is just not acceptable by any stretch of the imagination. The maritime authorities must therefore come up with safety standards that can actually preserve lives and property of those operating within Nigerian waters and ports.

  • dis gej gov go finish us explosion here n there.