Barely 24 hours after a life was lost at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, another gas explosion has occurred in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
This will be the fifth explosion that has rocked Abeokuta in the last nine days, killing about eight persons.
Friday’s explosion occurred at the premises of CSCC construction yard, Onikoko area of Abeokuta.
Two persons were said to have sustained serious injuries in the explosion and are now struggling for dear life at a nearby hospital.
A cylinder filled with gas exploded when it was not in use.
The explosion affected many buildings and vehicles along the Onikoko-Adigbe axis.
The State Commissioner for Special Duties, Barrister Femi Ogunbanwo, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr Kehinde Onasanya, and other officials of the state, paid an on the spot assessment of the scene of the incident.