Rivers State Police Command has confirmed that four persons died as a result of the gas cylinder explosion in the Eliozu axis of Obio/Akpor local government area.
Public Relations officer of the state police command, Ahmed Mohammed confirmed the death figure to news men in Port Harcourt.
He said the explosion occurred at a gas cylinder refilling plant close to the Eliozu flyover. He said many others were wounded in the incident which occurred when some people were refilling the cylinder with gas.
Some persons who helped in evacuating the injured and the dead accused authorities at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital and the Military Hospital Port Harcourt of demanding money from them before they will attend to the injured and the dead.