The Imo State Police has confirmed the death of three persons, who were killed when an ordnance UXO exploded at a dumpsite.
According to Orlando Ikeokwu, the Police Public Relations Officer, the incident happened at Eziorsu community in Oguta Local Government Area of the state.
He said the deceased were at a scrap site in the area when one of the victims while beating a scrap iron in order to compress it, triggered the ordnance. the bomb exploded killing the three of them at the scene.
According to Ikeokwu, the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Ladodo, and his team had visited the bomb explosion scene at Oguta., adding that: “The Commissioner of Police wish to use this medium to warn all member of the public to promptly report any metal device suspected to be unexploded ordnance or explosive, for possible examination, evacuation and possible destruction.”