Explosion rocks Gbenga Daniel’s hotel in Abeokuta, kills two

A gas explosion has reportedly rocked Conference Hotel, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, killing two persons and injuring three others.

It was gathered that the victims were a technician and a yet-to-be identified persons.

The hotel, which is located at Okemosan, is reportedly owned by former Governor, Gbenga Daniel.

The three persons who sustained injuries in the explosion 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 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.

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

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.


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