Two die, three injured as gas explosion rocks ex-Ogun gov’s hotel in Ogun

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A technician and a yet-to-be-identified person have been confirmed dead in a gas explosion that rocked Conference Hotel, Abeokuta, a hotel belonging to a former of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel.

The hotel is located in the Oke-Mosan area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

Three others were said to have sustained various degrees of injuries in the explosion and are currently receiving treatment in a hospital.

The Hotel Facility Manager, Engr Tunde Osinubi, who confirmed the incident, said the explosion occurred as a result of a fake gas cylinder used while servicing a revolving door at the hotel.

Osinubi said: “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.”

He suspected that “the gas cylinder purchased at the open market may be fake and unable to withstand gas pressure.”

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