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Seven critically injured as explosion rocks Ogun



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At least seven people were critically injured in a gas explosion that rocked a steel company in Ogijo area of Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The explosion occurred on Sunday evening.

The state government has, however, ordered the immediate closure of the company.

FIDELINFO gathered that the entire line of production of the company was affected by the explosion.

The cause of the ugly incident is yet to be ascertained as of the time of filing this report, but the State Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Ola Oresanya, vowed to get to the root-cause of the accident.

Oresanya, who paid an on-the-spot assessment visit to the scene of the incident, also ordered the immediate closure of the iron rod manufacturing company.

Speaking during his visit to the scene of the accident, the Environment Commissioner stated that, ”Under the rule of engagement with all the industries in the state, we will carry out a thorough investigation on the remote and immediate causes of the explosion with a view of preventing future occurrence.

“The investigation will spell out in clear terms the condition under which the company can operate so that its workers can be adequately protected as well as property of its immediate communities which were affected by the gas explosion.”

The management of the company has taken all injured victims to a nearby hospital at Ikorodu, Lagos State

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