Gov Fubara To Compensate Victims Of Rivers Tanker Explosion

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Rivers Governor Siminalayi Fubara has pledged to compensate the victims of the tanker explosion that occurred at the Eleme axis of the East-West Road in Rivers State on Friday night.

Fubara made this promise during a visit to the area on Saturday, April 27.

He was joined by the Commissioner of Police, CP Olatunji Disu, and the Director of State Security Service. Fubara described the incident as unfortunate.

“We are here to see for ourselves to get a first hand report of the incident that happened yesterday about 7:30 p.m. that was caused by a tanker  conveying PMS,” Fubara said.

“I got the information through the MD of Indorama, and I immediately alerted the security agencies to make sure they step in. From what we are seeing this morning it is not a pleasant situation.

“From what I am seeing  a huge number of vehicles was destroyed, souls lost. I have asked the security agencies to give us a full brief so that we can come into the situation fully by seeing how much we can support the families who are bereaved and how we can cushion the loss which is no fault of theirs.

“We all know the situation of this road. Is really really unfortunate. Most of our people when plying this road should ply with caution.

“I believe strongly that this situation would have been avoided if the motorists have behaved properly. It is late. This is situation we find ourselves. We will see how much we can control it”.

Allub Times reports that five people died and over 70 cars destroyed in fire disaster.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.