Five people have been confirmed injured following a gas explosion at a shopping mall in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Confirming the incident on Thursday, Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, said the explosion, which occurred in the Kitchen area of the mall, left five persons seriously injured.
The police spokesman added that the victims are currently receiving treatment at the Braithwaite Memorial Hospital, and activities have returned to normal.
DSP Omoni also said that investigations are ongoing to unravel the cause of the gas explosion.
Several reports also indicate that one person has died from the explosion that happened around 5:20pm.
Video of Port Harcourt Mall Explosion
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