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Gas Explosion Kills 2 Persons In Southwest Nigeria

This recent incident brings the total number of explosions in Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria in the last one week to four.

Two persons were on Thursday morning, May 20, killed in a gas explosion that rocked the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria.

The explosion at OOPL occurred around 11:00 a.m WAT at the Marcque event centre within the Presidential Library which is a short distance away from the hotel where a gas explosion killed four persons two days ago.

The recent incident brings the total number of explosions in the state in the last one week to four.

According to reports by DailyTrust, the conference hotel where the explosion occurred days earlier belongs to Gbenga Daniel, the former Governor of Ogun State.

It was gathered that the explosion occurred when technicians were topping up gas in one of the Air Conditioning (AC) units at the OOPL.

Visitors were turned back at the gate by security at the facility as firefighters were moving into the premises.

Three lives were claimed in two occurrences of gas explosion last week Wednesday, May 12, including an infant in Oke-Egunyan, along NTA Road in Abeokuta, the state capital. 

A technician was topping up the gas of a faulty refrigerator when it exploded.

Barely 24 hours after the incident, another gas explosion occurred on Mercy Road, Panseke, Abeokuta, where a technician, Sanya Shonde, was injured, leading to the amputation of his leg.


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