Two feared dead in gas explosion at Obasanjo’s library

Olusegun Obasanjo

A gas explosion on Thursday at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital has left two persons allegedly dead.

The explosion occurred around 11 am at the Marcque Event Centre within the library while routine cleaning was being done.

Security guards have been stationed at the entry and exit points to restrict movement.

Four incidents of explosion have now been recorded in Ogun in one week.

The first occurred last Wednesday where 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.

On Tuesday, another explosion occurred at Conference Hotel in Abeokuta owned by former governor Gbenga Daniel, killing two and injuring three others.