A technician and yet-to-be-identified persons have been confirmed dead in a gas explosion that rocked Conference Hotel, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital reports Instablog9ja.
Two other persons, according to the report, sustained severe injuries and are currently receiving treatment in a hospital. The Hotel Facility Manager, Engr Tunde Osinubi, told newsmen the explosion occurred as a result of a 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. I suspect that the gas cylinder purchased at the open market may be fake and unable to withstand gas pressure,” Osinubi said in a statement.
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