There was an explosion at Otunba Gbenga Daniel’s Conference Hotel, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta about 2 hours ago.
Two people have been reported dead, three others sustained injuries and are currently receiving treatment.
The Hotel Facility Manager, Engr Tunde Osinubi, 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 Naija Weekly gathered that 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.
He 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.
The Naija Weekly