Two people have died and more are injured after a gas explosion rocked Conference Hotel on Presidential Boulevard, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The explosion occurred around noon on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, ensuing within the loss of life of a technician and another yet-to-be-identified person.
Three others were left with varying levels of injuries. They are receiving treatment in a hospital.
The hotel, located opposite the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), is owned by former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel.
Reacting, the hotel facility manager, Engr. Tunde Osinubi, confirmed the incident and attributed the explosion on the Conference Hotel to “fake gas cylinder”, according to The Nation.
Osinubu stated in an announcement: “A routine upkeep of the automated revolving door on the entrance of resort reception, which concerned using oxyacetylene fuel to weld the door hinges, was being carried out.
“The Oxyacetylene fuel cylinder all of the sudden exploded, killing the technician and one different particular person but to be recognized.
“Three different individuals have been injured and have been instantly taken to the hospital. They’re responding to remedy.
“To date no sabotage is suspected. It’s nonetheless suspected that the fuel cylinder bought on the open market could also be pretend and unable to resist fuel stress.
“The incidence of Gasoline explosions because of pretend cylinders being offered has grow to be worrisome and of nice concern as related incidents have been reported in a number of places in Abeokuta just lately with casualties.
“The management of the resort sympathizes with the families and mates of the deceased and desires to warn most people of the presence of fake fuel cylinders available in the market.
“This incidence is nonetheless vastly regretted.”
Website Online Counter