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JUST IN: Seven killed as explosion rocks NNPC facility

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An explosion on Oil Mining Lease 40 operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company has killed seven workers, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation announced on Wednesday.

NPDC is the flagship subsidiary of NNPC.

The explosion occurred on Tuesday at the petroleum company’s Benin River Valve Station.

The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC, Kennie Obateru, said the BRVS explosion happened at Gbetiokun, OML 40, operated by NPDC.

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He disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja entitled “NNPC Reports Explosion at NPDC’s Benin River Valve Station.”

Obateru said:

“The incident, which occurred on Tuesday during the installation of a ladder on a platform (Benin River Valve Station) for access during discharging of Gbetiokun production, unfortunately, caused seven fatalities.”

The national oil firm said a detailed investigation of the cause of the explosion had commenced.

It said the Department of Petroleum Resources had been duly notified and Form 41 was being prepared for the industry regulator as required in circumstances of this nature.

“The bodies of casualties have been deposited in a morgue in Sapele, while families of the personnel involved are being contacted by their employers,” NNPC stated in its statement.

It named the employers as Weld Affairs and Flow Impact, adding that they were consultants to NPDC.

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NNPC said all personnel onboard the platform had been fully accounted for.

Its Group Managing Director, Mele Kyari, commiserated with the families of the bereaved.

He prayed that God grants them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss of their loved ones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cars destroyed as fire guts mechanic shop in Delta (photos)

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No fewer than six cars were burnt in a fire outbreak that rocked a mechanic shop in Sapele town, Delta state on Friday, August 7.

The cause of the fire outbreak is yet to be ascertained.

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Pharmacist, 40, dies during romp with Lagos S3x worker in brothel

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A 40-year-old Pharmacist’s lifeless body was discovered in one of the rooms of a brothel along Akesan road, Egan area of Lagos on Friday.

The deceased identified as Bassey Asuquo’s was said to have slumped after having sex with one of the commercial sex workers.

Late Bassey as gathered, visited the brothel at about 10 pm the previous night, after a drink at the bar session. Policemen from Igando division who were alerted by the management of the brothel stormed the scene, where a crowd had gathered to have a glimpse of Bassey’s lifeless body.

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A packet of cigarette, an inhaler and a stained boxer were found in the room while the commercial sex worker had escaped. Report had it that the fleeing commercial sex worker had contacted the hotel manager on phone, explaining how late Bassey was gasping for breath and attempted to reach out for his inhaler when he gave up the ghost.

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Attempt to lure her back to explain further, failed as she reportedly told the manager on the phone that she was about crossing the nation’s border, in her bid to evade arrest.

Two staff of the brothel were arrested by the police, while the corpse was evacuated. Meanwhile, the family of the deceased was said to be making an effort to retrieve the corpse for burial.

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Man, 78, kills 74-year-old wife with hammer over alleged unfaithfulness

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Police have arrested a Washington state resident for allegedly killing his wife of 53 years by hitting her with a hammer because he suspected her of cheating.

Newsmen learnt that the 78-year-old suspect identified as James Flora was booked into the Pierce County Jail on Monday, August 3 on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of his spouse, identified as 74-year-old Ella Joyce Flora.

James Flora had walked into Tacoma General Hospital and told staff that he had choked his wife during a fight at their home.

Officers with the University Place Police Department responded to the Flora family’s home in the 5600 blocks of 61st Avenue West to perform a welfare check on the wife after the husband’s statement.

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When officers rang the doorbell, no one answered, so they gained entry into the house through an open window. Inside, they found the 74-year-old victim dead.

An autopsy performed by the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the victim’s cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head.

Investigators said that James repeatedly struck his wife with a hammer and then put plastic wrap on her mouth and nose until she stopped breathing.

According to charging documents cited by Tacoma News Tribune, the couple had a volatile relationship and their neighbours reported often hearing screams coming from their house, including last Sunday.

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James claimed his wife had been cheating on him for years and he knew about it.

On Sunday night, August 2, the couple got into an argument after Ella allegedly sneezed into her husband’s dinner.

The pair eventually walked away from the fight, and James fell asleep in a chair.

James told police that he woke up to find Ella trying to cut his dialysis tube and slit his wrist, inflicting two cuts.

James said he went to the bathroom to tend to his wounds and returned brandishing a hammer, which he allegedly used to attack his wife.

“He continued to strike her with the hammer and said that he could not stop,” the court filings alleged. “When asked why he was hitting his wife with the hammer, he stated that it was because his wife was a ‘ho’.”

In an effort to muffle her screams, James said he put plastic wrap on her face.

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The couple have two grown daughters and several grandchildren.

One of their daughters, Patrice Flora, wrote on Facebook of her mother’s killing:

“How can you have 53 years of marriage and kill them like a wild animal!! I pray the hell you put my mother through in her final minutes you will experience everyday until you die!!”

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