Seven injured in Ogun gas explosion - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Sunday, March 10, 2024

Seven injured in Ogun gas explosion

By Demilade Michael 

No fewer than seven staff of Phoenix Steel Mills in Ogijo axis of Sagamu local government area of Ogun State, on Sunday, were seriously injured in a gas explosion that occurred at the company.

With this development, it was reliably gathered that an immediate seal off of the company on the directive of the state government.

The State Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Ola Oresanya, who paid an on the spot assessment to the scene of the incident, said under the rule of engagement with all the industries in the state, the state government will carry out  a thorough investigation on the remote and immediate causes of the explosion with a view of preventing future occurrence.

He added that 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.

It was learnt that the entire line in production of the company was affected by the explosion.

The victims of the incident were reported to have been hospitalized in a nearby hospital at Ikorodu, Lagos State.

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