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(+VIDEO) Fire Guts Matrix Tank Farm, As Tidi Calls For Calm 

Rita Enemuru, Reporting

A fire outbreak on Friday night was reported at Matrix Tank Farm in Ifiekporo, Warri South Local Government Area in Delta State.

Reports say a massive explosion from the gas section of the tank farm preceded the inferno.

Residents living in sleepy Ifiekporo, Ugbuwangue and parts of Edjeba communities confirmed the earthquake-like explosion around their buildings.

As of Friday night, no casualty has been reported.

Alhaji Luqman Salam – Alada and Mr. Fred Olomoro, CEO and Safety Manager of Matrix Energy, respectively, reportedly confirmed on telephone that the situation was under control as of Friday night.

Meanwhile, Chairman of Warri South Local Government Area in Delta State, Dr. Michael Tidi, has called on residents of Warri to remain calm.

He said the explosion heard in parts of the town on Friday night which was caused by the flame at Matrix Tank Farm at Ifiekporo Community, and was being contained.

Multiple sources hinted that the incident may have resulted from loading activities at the tank farm.

Dr. Tidi, who has since called on the relevant authorities and government agencies, assured that the situation has been brought under control as fire service vehicles had been mobilized to the scene and were already containing the inferno.

 

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