At least Five people have sustained serious injuries following a gas explosion at a shopping mall in Port Harcourt,  Rivers State.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Nnamdi Omoni who confirmed the incident on Wednesday said the explosion occurred in the Kitchen area of the mall, left five persons seriously injured.

The police spokesman added that the victims are currently receiving treatment at the Braithwaite Memorial Hospital, and activities have returned to normal.

DSP Omoni also said that investigations are ongoing to unravel the cause of the gas explosion.