The Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi has confirmed the death of three people in a gas explosion in Igbore area of Abeokuta South Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The incidents occurred on Wednesday with seven other persons sustaining injuries from the explosion
According to an eyewitness, the fire was caused by the leakage of the hose used in passing refrigerant fluid into a freezer.
Following the leakage, a fire was said to have broken out as a result of a naked fire from another gas cylinder used to fry fish after which emergency responders arrived at the scene.
The seven injured persons who sustained various degrees of burns were taken to the Federal Medical Centre in Abeokuta, by a combined team of men of the fire service and other security agencies.
TRACE authorities have condoled with the families of the late victims and advised residents to be more careful and exercise caution.
They also appealed to them to control how they use gas cylinders, especially when a naked fire was involved.