There was an explosion at the Olúségun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Thursday, 20th of May, 2021, which took the lives of two persons.
The explosion occurred around 11 am at the Marque event center within the Presidential Library while a routine cleaning was being done. Unexpectedly, one of the gas cylinders in the event center exploded.
An eyewitness revealed that some dead bodies have been taken by a rescue team that arrived at the event center shortly after the incident.
This makes it the fourth explosion recorded in the last week in Ogun state.
On Tuesday, the Conference Hotel in Abeokuta owned by former Governor, Gbenga Daniel, was hit by an explosion, killing two and injuring three others.
Last Wednesday, three persons, including an infant were burnt to death in a gas explosion that occurred in Oke-Egunyan, along NTA Road in Abeokuta when a technician was topping up the gas of a faulty refrigerator.
Barely 24 hours after the incident, another gas explosion occurred on Mercy Road, Panseke, Abeokuta where a technician, Sanya Shonde was injured which later led to the amputation of his leg.