Two Die, Three Injured As Explosion Rocks Hotel in Ogun
Two persons have died while three others sustained varying injuries on Tuesday when oxyacetylene gas exploded at the Conference Hotel, in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The palatial hotel located near the State Secretariat at Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, is owned by former Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel.
Our correspondent gathered that the incident occurred during a routine maintenance of the Automatic revolving Door at the entrance of the hotel reception.
It was further gathered the oxyacetylene gas being used to weld the door triggered an explosion, killing about four people.
Witnesses told our correspondent that the technician, his assistant and two workers of the hotel died during the incident.
According to an eyewitness, the victims' bodies were badly severed by the impact of the explosion and could barely be identified.
However, the hotel management confirmed two dead and three injured during the incident.
A statement by the Hotel Facility Manager, Engr. Tunde Osinubi described the incident as regrettable.
It would be recalled that this is third explosions recorded in the last one week in the state.
The two occurrences of gas explosion claimed the lives of an infant and four others.
Last Wednesday, three persons, including an infant were burnt to death in a gas explosion that occurred in Oke-Egunyan, along NTA Road in Abeokuta when a technician was topping up the gas of faulty refrigerator.
Barely 24 hours after the incident, another gas explosion occurred on Mercy Road, Panseke, Abeokuta where a technician, Sanya Shonde was injured which later led to the amputation of his leg.