No fewer than seven persons have died while several others are seriously injured following a fire incident at the Calabar Free Zone enterprise in Esuk Utan Community, Cross River state.
It was gathered that the flame affected a tank farm and part of the Nigeria Ports Authority.
Eyewitnesses, according to Channels TV, said the fire was triggered by an over flow of PMS (petrol) from a vessel to a tank farm around the area.
They claimed that most of the people who got burnt were scooping the petroleum product.
However, newsmen were prevented from getting close to the scene and assessing the level of damage.