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Police confirms 9 injured in Ogijo steel company gas explosion



Panic as many injured in Lagos gas explosion

Ogun State police public relations officer, SP Omolola Odutola has confirmed the terrifying gas explosion that rocked Phoenix Steel Mills on Saturday, in a statement made over the weekend

Odutola revealed that the victims were nine factory workers who were caught off guard by an unanticipated blast in the town of Ogijo, Ogun State.

He said that the injured were rushed to Rolayo Private Hospital in Ikorodu, Lagos State, for immediate medical care.

“There was a case of an industrial accident that occurred at Phoenix Metal Company in Ogijo on March 9 at 9:38 p.m.

“According to the witness account, the explosion was attributed to a cylinder explosion that happened at the melting point area, affecting staff members who sustained injuries.

“The explosion impacted nearby houses as window frames were reportedly cracked due to the vibration from the blast.

“Community youths tried to attack the company, but efforts by policemen and army detachment of 174 battalion in Odogunyan Ikorodu were visibly on ground to intervene.

“The situation is under control and close monitoring; there is no indication for panic, whereas further updates will be communicated to members of the public,” she stated.