Ogun records 3rd gas explosion at a public place

Ogun state has recorded its third gas explosion at a public place in a space of few days.

Latest is the explosion that has just rocked a Chinese Construction Company at Onikoko area of Abeokuta South, Ogun State, which affected a nearby school where the straplet tore off a teacher’s left breast.

This is happening barely 24 hours after a gas explosion killed one person at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta.

A worker in the company who craved anonymity told newsmen that they were working on the caterpillar they wanted to use the gas for before it exploded.

Meanwhile the Ogun State Government has begun investigation on the cause of the explosion. One of the workers told government team that they got the cylinder from a dealer in Ibara area who led them to Ajuwon Industrial Company along Old Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway.

In the cause of investigation, it was discovered that the said company has been registered and had attended to 14 dealers today.

But the investigative team led by the Commissioner for Environment, Francis Ogunbanwo; Commissioner of Police, Cp Edward Ajokwu and Nigeria Civil Defense Corps, Ogun State Commandant, Hammed Abodunrin ordered that the company be sealed.

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