Alot of persons were injured following the ugly incident of the Port Harcourt Shopping Mall Explosion in Rivers State on Tuesday.
Some eyewitnesses narrated that the ugly incident caused a stampede as many customers who were on the holiday visit tried to escape from the building.
The management of the Mall and the eyewitnesses were able to quench out the fire.
Meanwhile, the Rivers State Government has assured members of the public that the Port Harcourt Shopping Mall will resume operations on Thursday as the minor fire incident at the facility has been contained.
The Permanent Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Dr. Tammy Danagogo, said this after inspecting the facility alongside the Management of the Mall.
Danagogo also said he was directed by the Governor to carry out on the spot assessment because of the importance of the facility.
He expressed joy that the management of the mall has been able to extinguish the fire, he further said that adequate treatment will be given to those that were injured in the accident.
He asked the management of the Port Harcourt Shopping Mall to meet with the State Government on Thursday at the State Secretariat to further discuss other aspects of the incident and possible areas of intervention by the State Government.
Chioma Okorie, who is the Manager of Port Harcourt Shopping Mall, said that the fire incident broke out in a kitchen of one of the shops in the facility.
She said that the fire fighting equipment and officials of the mall helped in extinguishing the fire.