Seven die in NNPC gas explosion in Benin

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has said that seven persons died in an explosion that occurred at Gbetiokun, Oil Mining Lease (OML 40), operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), it’s subsidiary.

The corporation disclosed this in a statement signed by its spokesman Dr Kennie Obateru, in Abuja on Wednesday.

He also stated that investigation on the cause of the explosion had commenced, while the Department of Petroleum Resources had been duly notified.

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