Ogun seals gas outlet after second explosion in Abeokuta



The Ogun State Government has sealed gas outlets following fresh explosion in Abeokuta, the state capital.

At least two people were injured in the explosion that occurred barely 24 hours after two persons were killed in a gas explosion at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library.

Friday’s explosion, which shook many parts of the city, occurred at the premises of CSCC construction yard, Onikoko, Abeokuta.

One of the victims is a teacher at St. Louis College, Abeokuta.

He was said to be in the classroom at the time of the incident.

The injured victims have been taken to a nearby hospital for medical attention.

It was gathered that the explosion was triggered when a cylinder filled with gas exploded suddenly.

The burst cylinder affected many buildings along Onikoko-Adigbe axis and also destroyed vehicles.

Commissioner for Special Duties in the state, Femi Ogunbanwo, Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Kehinde Onasanya, and other officials of the state visited the scene of the incident.

Ogunbawo said, “Within the last one week, we have lost about eleven persons while others are in hospital in critical conditions.

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“We were able to trace one of the sources together with Commissioner of Police and Director of DSS.”

The state government later sealed an industrial gas retailing depot at Omida.


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