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Seplat oil rig collapse kills one, three missing in Delta



One dead, three missing as Seplat oil rig collapses in Delta

Seplat Energy Plc confirmed on Tuesday evening the death of one worker in the collapse of a majestic rig in Delta State, while three others were said to be missing.

A statement by the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Roger Brown, disclosed that 92 of the 96-member crew were accounted for and safe.

“Seplat Energy regrets to announce a serious incident on the depth-wise swamp drilling rig “Majestic” early this morning. The operator of the SEPLAT/NNPCL joint venture contracted the rig.

“It was in transit to its planned drilling location at Ovhor in Delta State when it capsized.

“92 of the 96-member crew are accounted for and safe. However, tragically, one fatality occurred during the incident, while three other rig personnel are still missing”, the company stated.

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