A major pipeline explosion has occurred around Eveko community near Rumuji in Emuoha LGA, Rivers state on the East-West highway.
The explosion occurred a few kilometers from a new gas company under construction in the area around 3:03pm. on Wednesday.
It sent tremor across the area, including the east west highway. Truckloads of sand were poured several metres from the scene.
Massive evacuation is ongoing as inhabitants of the communities around the area are fleeing.
Chinyere, a pregnant woman was seem fleeing with her naked toddler named Chibo. Our reporter had to help evacuate some of the panic stricken residents of the area.
Casualty figures of the incident which occurred near a police checkpoint is not yet known as jackets and other items of the security men were seen around the scene.