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One Person Feared Dead, Others Injured in Ogun Gas Explosion

Tragedy struck in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State as one person was feared dead while two others were critically injured in a gas explosion which involved a tricycle, three motorcycles and a Honda SUV on Monday.

According to an eyewitness, the explosion, was caused by a gas cylinder belonging to one of the passengers of the tricycle; He said the rider of the tricycle that was conveying three occupants parked by the roadside, near a faulty car, when the owner of the cylinder discovered that the gas was leaking from the cylinder.

He explained further that the occupant in an attempt to fix the leaking cylinder alighted from the tricycle, adding that the explosion was triggered by the heat which emanated when the bonnet of the faulty car was opened.

The Public Relations Officer of the State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the accident.

He said the tricycle, three motorcycles and one Honda SUV were burnt.

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