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GAS EXPLOSION INJURES THREE IN OGUN

Three people have been injured in a gas explosion that occurred in the Ijebu-Ode area of Ogun state on Monday.


It was gathered that the incident occurred at Folagbade Road in Ijebu-Ode and was caused by a passenger’s gas cylinder riding on a commercial tricycle.


An eyewitness revealed that the tricycle rider parked by the roadside when the cylinder owner discovered gas was leaking from the cylinder.


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The tricycle was parked close to a faulty car with a radiator problem.


The eyewitness said, “The rider of the tricycle parked by the roadside for the woman to fix the leaking cylinder, but unfortunately, there was a car with a radiator problem also parked nearby.


“The heat generated from the car triggered the explosion.”


A spokesman for the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the incident, disclosed that the tricycle, three motorcycles, and a car were destroyed in the explosion.


Mr Akinbiyi further revealed that the occupants of the tricycle suffered severe burnt injuries, but he didn't disclose if anyone died in the explosion or not.


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