Seven killed as explosion rocks NNPC facility

An explosion on Oil Mining Lease 40, operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company NPDC a subsidiary of NNPC has killed seven workers.

This was made known by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Wednesday.

Kennie Obateru, the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC, revealed in a statement issued in Abuja titled “NNPC Reports Explosion at NPDC ’s Benin River Valve Station . ” that the incident, occurred on Tuesday during the installation of a ladder on a platform ( Benin River Valve Station ) for access during discharging of Gbetiokun production.

He further stated that “the BRVS explosion happened at Gbetiokun , OML 40 , operated by NPDC and a detailed investigation of the cause of the explosion had commenced”

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