Two Die, Three Injured As Gas Explosion Rocks Conference Hotel, Abeokuta

A fuel explosion on Tuesday ruptured the calm on the Convention Resort on Presidential Boulevard, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, killing a technician and one other yet-to-be recognized individual.


The explosion, which occurred round midday time, left three others with various levels of accidents.


The resort sited reverse the sprawling Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), is owned by former Governor Gbenga Daniel.


The injured are receiving therapy in a hospital.


Reacting, the resort facility supervisor, Engr. Tunde Osinubi, confirmed the incident, saying it was tremendously regretted.


Osinubu, in a press release, attributed the reason for the explosion on the Convention Resort to “pretend fuel cylinder.”


He stated: “A routine upkeep of the automated revolving door on the entrance of resort reception, which concerned the usage of oxyacetylene fuel to weld the door hinges, was being carried out.


“The Oxyacetylene fuel cylinder immediately exploded, killing the technician and one different individual but to be recognized.


“Three different individuals had been injured and had been instantly taken to the hospital. They’re responding to therapy.


“To date no sabotage is suspected. It’s nevertheless suspected that the fuel cylinder bought on the open market could also be pretend and unable to resist fuel strain.


“The incidence of Gasoline explosions on account of pretend cylinders being bought has turn into worrisome and of nice concern as comparable incidents have been reported in a number of areas in Abeokuta just lately with casualties.


“The administration of the resort sympathizes with the households and pals of the deceased and needs to warn most of the people of the presence of pretend fuel cylinders out there.


“This incidence is nevertheless tremendously regretted.”