At least three persons are feared dead with an unspecified number injured following an explosion at a tank farm in Warri, Delta State late Friday.
The explosion occurred from the gas section of the tank farm, multiple sources said Friday night.
The Chairman of Warri South Local Government Area, Dr. Michael Tidi, who confirmed the incident, said the explosion occurred at the Matrix Tank Farm located at in Ifiekporo, in the council area.
Dr. Tidi, who has since called on the relevant authorities and government agencies, assured that the situation has been brought under control as fire service vehicles had been mobilized to the scene and were already containing the inferno.
He said the explosion was caused by flame which led to a massive fire that gutted some of the farm’s loading bay.
Also confirming the incident, Alhaji Luqman Salam-Alada and Fred Olomoro, CEO and Safety Manager of Matrix Energy, respectively, said the situation was under control as the Delta State fire service had responded on time and had brought the fire to a manageable stage.