METRO/CRIME

Nine Injured In Ogun Gas Explosion 

 

Nine persons were injured in a gas explosion that occurred at Phoenix Metal Company in Ogijo, Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The spokesperson of the Ogun State Police Command Omotola Odutola confirmed the development.

“According to an eyewitness account, the blast explosion was attributed to a cylinder explosion that happened at the melting point area, affecting nine staff members who sustained non-life-threatening injuries. They were taken to a private hospital in Ikorodu, Lagos State,” she said

“The explosion impacted nearby houses causing damage from the blast. Houses and window frames were reportedly cracked due to the vibrations from the blast.

“Enraged community youths tried to attack the company but efforts by policemen and army detachment of 174 Battalion in Odogunyan Ikorodu were visibly on guard to intervene.

“More Security reinforcements have been deployed to prevent further uproar or disturbances, from angry mobs who may want to take advantage of the distress. The situation is under control and close monitoring, there is no indication for panic, whereas further updates will be communicated to members of the public,” she added.

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