Several people were injured in a fire incident at the Port Harcourt Shopping Mall on Wednesday.
The manager of Port Harcourt Shopping Mall, Mrs Chioma Okorie, disclosed that some persons were injured as a result of the fire incident. She said, "The fire started in the kitchen of one of the shops in the facility.
"However, the fire fighting equipment and officials of the mall helped in putting out the fire. The facility will be reopened to the public Thursday after the smoke would have cleared.”
The Rivers State Government has also assured members of the public that the shopping mall will resume operations on Thursday as the fire incident in the facility has been contained.
The representative of Wike said he was directed by the governor to conduct on the spot assessment because of the importance of the facility.
He expressed happiness that the management of the mall had been able to contain the fire. He said that those injured in the incident would receive adequate medical treatment.
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.