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A gas leakage has been reported along the Bayelsa Palm-New Otuoke Road near Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.

The Nigerian Agip Oil Company and the Shell Development Company of Nigeria Limited operate pipelines crisscrossing the swampy area.

But some locals claimed the affected facility belonged to the NAOC.

The PUNCH learnt that following the leak, a huge volume of gas has been shelling into the atmosphere since 11 pm on Monday night.

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Our correspondent, who visited the scene, observed that the leaking point was releasing gas at very high pressure, which could be heard more than 300 meters away.

Apart from farms, the area is yet to witness development as there were no residential houses but a newly established church.

The cause of the incident could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report.

But a local, who gave his name as Abraham Ebi, said his brother told him they heard a loud explosion at about 11 pm.

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“It occurred around 11 pm. My brother said they heard a loud noise,” he said.

A lawyer and member of the church, who did not want his name in print, described the explosion as that of a detonated dynamite.

He said, “We understand it sounded like a dynamite. It occurred between 11pm and 12 midnight but nobody was there to know what caused it.”

Another church member, who also pleaded for anonymity, said some firm officials were seen filming the scene with their phones.

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They said they were afraid that the incident could result in more damage if the gas pressure were not capped soon.

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FRSC chief: 80% road traffic accidents caused by human error

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Mr Shehu Mohammed, the Zonal Commanding Officer (ZCO) Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in charge of FCT and Niger, has said 80 per cent of Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) across the thirty-six states including the FCT are caused by human error.

Mohammed said this in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja.

He said that human, mechanical and the environment which was natural were the leading causes of RTCs in the country.

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He also said that illicit drug and alcohol abuse, poor vision and over-speeding were also among factors that causes road accidents in the nation.

According to Mohammed, the human error contributed to almost 80 per cent of RTCs because it is the human that normally control the mechanical.

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“We as human, we contribute a lot of crashes on the roads, especially during the Ember months where many drivers try to double their efforts to meet up with the year’s demand.

“About 80 per cent of road crashes are caused by human errors because most of the crashes are avoidable and preventable, “he said.

According to him, for instance, a driver that will start driving from Kano coming through Abuja axis down to the south without a rest is definitely inviting a crash.

“You can imagine the kind of fatigue, and then he get tired and want to sleep, and again maybe the vehicle is already overloaded.

“This could cause pressure on the mechanical system of the vehicle which is also a factor contributing to RTCs, ” he said.

“So I think those are the things that normally contributed to this kind of increase in road traffic crashes especially at night, “he said.

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Mohammed said that poor vehicle maintenance was also a human error adding that the driver or the owner of the vehicle were to maintain the vehicle regularly and periodically for good function of the vehicle.

He said: “but then, the environment, this is natural which is beyond human control.

“However, I think what is happening now at the raining season is what is causing the increase in the traffic crashes.

“You will agree with me that the low visibility during rain fall, the slippery road, and then people not been able to see far may likely contribute to some of the causes of the increase in the RTCs, ” he said.

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Mohammed urged the motorists to pay more attention to highway signs, adding that drivers ought to adopt defensive driving techniques by scanning through the roads and consider other road users to prevent crashes.

The FRSC boss reiterated the corps corporate strategic role for the year 2022 as to reduce the road crashes and attendant fatality by two per cent.

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Man in court over ‘membership’ of gang of thieves

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The police on Monday arraigned a 21-year old man, Seun Sossa in a Karu Upper Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly belonging to gang of thieves.

The defendant, of no fixed address, was charged for belonging to a robbery gang.

He, however, denied commiting the offence.

The prosecutor, Olarewaju Osho, told the court that the defendant was seen and arrested at ” Nyanya Checkpoint” Abuja, on Sept. 21.

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He said the defendant was conducting himself in a suspicious manner capable of causing undue apprehension in the mind of any reasonable person.

He said that the defendant could not give account of his source of livelihood during interrogation by the police.

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The judge, Ishaq Hassan, however, granted the defendant bail for N50,000 with one surety in like sum.

He adjourned the case until Oct. 20 for hearing.

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Ibiza Balcony Death: Robyn-Eve Maines falls 30ft from hotel balcony (Details)

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A 24-year-old British woman died in Ibiza after falling 30 feet from a hotel balcony. Let’s take a look at how the British woman died in Ibiza and what happened to her.

Robyn-Eve Maines, from Wallasey, Merseyside, was on vacation at San Antonio’s four-star Rosamar Hotel when she allegedly fell 30 feet from the hotel balcony.

She was confirmed dead at the scene at 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 25, with hundreds of condolences flooding in as word spread.

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Robyn Eve Maines falls 30ft from hotel balcony

According to accounts, a British woman died after falling from a second-floor balcony of a hotel in Ibiza.

Around 9 am, the 24-year-old visitor was pronounced dead at the site. It’s assumed that she was with her nameless companion at the time.

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She fell 30 feet from the balcony, according to him.

This morning, paramedics were rushed to the Rosa mar Hotel, close to the party destination of San Antonio, but she was not able to be saved.

An investigation by the police has begun. In the west of the island’s Cala de Bou, the Rosa mar is a four-star hotel for adults only that is only a short distance from the beach.

Earlier this month, a 35-year-old British woman died after falling from the sixth floor of the Hotel Bellver in the Majorcan capital Palma. Another British woman, 48, also died last month in a fall from an eighth-floor room at the four-star Hotel Melia Palma Marina.

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According to reports, her boyfriend was with her when the terrifying fall occurred. She had reportedly fallen about 30 feet from the Rosamar Hotel’s balcony, according to what he informed Spanish police.

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The boyfriend first informed the hotel staff, who then dialled 911. The hotel’s receptionist claimed he was told not to speak up.

One insider said, “It all happened extremely rapidly.” “Nothing had occurred previously that could have signalled to hotel workers that there were any issues, such as noise in the room or other things of that nature.

Police and paramedics were called after the woman’s partner raced down to the reception area. Around 9 a.m. local time on Sunday (8 a.m. BST), paramedics arrived on the scene, but sadly they were unable to save her life. The terrible death’s circumstances are the subject of a police inquiry.

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