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Gas explosion injures two, destroys properties in Delta community

By Polycarp Orosevwotu, Ughelli

Two persons identified as Terry Okagbare and Matthew Idama were reportedly injured and properties worth millions of naira destroyed as gas pipeline belonging to the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), exploded at its facility, at Well 38, Okpare-Olomu Community, Ughelli South local government area, Delta State.

The incident which was said to have occurred at about 8:45am yesterday had caused untold damages in the community.

Addressing journalists at the community secretariat, the President of Okpare-Olomu Community, Mr. Stephen Asheshe, the Secretary, Comrade Ochuko Omorere, said the explosion threw the community into serious panic.

They duo revealed that the gas facility which is under the Utorogu Gas Station, erupted from the gas head, destroying a Sienna car, motorcycle, perimeter fence of the facility, cassava farms, security post, with the security man injured.

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