From Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Four men on Tuesday evening lost their lives through alleged illegal oil bunkering in a riverine area known as Omare Bush in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.
It was gathered that there was an explosion that led to fire out break during the alleged illegal oil bunkering and that in the process ten casual workers of the illegal bunker were adversely affected leading to the immediate death of the four men.
The other six victims were immediately rushed to the hospital and private clinic for medical attention.
A police officer at the Police ‘ A’ Division, Warri South Local Government Area who spoke under condition of anonymity told our correspondent that the sad incident was yet to be reported to the police at as the time of filling this report.
Scores of people outside the gate of the Warri Cemetery were seen according to our sources discussing the incident while the victims were being interred as late as 8.00 pm.
Effort made to get confirmation of the incidence though calls and text message put across to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Onome Onowakpeyeya proved abortive but the Police Commissioner in the State, Hafiz Mohammed Inuwah confirmed the incident, saying it was unfortunate that some persons were still involved in illegal oil bunkering as against the law, adding that the Police were determined to arrest those who have refused to steer clear off activities.