A massive fire had erupted at the Nembe/Bonny/Bille jetty in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, with several persons feared dead.

“The fire which is still raging had consumed over six market boats with passengers trapped in it,” says a PUNCH report.

Eyewitnesses are quoted s saying that the boats were lading and offloading at the jetty when the fire suddenly erupted, as it was believed to be carrying some illegally refined petroleum products.

More details are being awaited.

By Raymond Joe