Information reaching Newsacross.com says two persons reportedly killed as explosion rocks Conference Hotel, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Newscross confirmed that the hotel, located at Okemosan, is owned by former Governor, Gbenga Daniel.
Three others were said to have sustained injuries in the explosion and are currently receiving treatment in a hospital.
Confirming the incident, the Hotel Facility Manager, Engr Tunde Osinubi, said the explosion occurred as a result of fake gas cylinder used while servicing a revolving door at the hotel.
“A routine maintenance of the Automatic revolving Door at the entrance of the Hotel Reception which involved the use of oxyacetylene gas to weld the door hinges was being carried out.
“The Oxyacetylene gas cylinder suddenly exploded, killing the technician and one other person yet to be identified,” Osinubi said in a statement.
He suspected that “the gas cylinder purchased at the open market may be fake and unable to withstand gas pressure.”
One of the dead is a 300 level of Student Of Tai Solarin University Of Education, IJEBU Ode.
The management of the hotel has sympathized with families and friends of the deceased, warning the general public to be beware of fake gas cylinders in the market.
Name: Bakare Olamide aka BAKEY
Level: 300 Level
Student Of Tai Solarin University Of Education, IJEBU Ode.
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