Ibadan explosion: Oyo Govt gives update as death toll rises


The Oyo State Government in a recent update has reported that the death toll resulting from the Tuesday explosion in Ibadan, the state capital has increased to five.


Webteam@ipledge2nigeria had reported that the deadly explosion caused extensive damage to numerous houses within a 14-kilometre radius to the scene leaving over 20 houses affected.


Governor Seyi Makinde in an update provided on Tuesday night stated that two deaths occurred on the day of the incident, with an additional victim succumbing to injuries in a hospital on Wednesday.


In the aftermath of the blast, seven individuals sustained injuries in the Bodija area of Ibadan.


However, a recent update on Thursday from the governor’s Special Adviser on Security Matters, Fatai Owoseni, revealed that two more bodies have been recovered, further raising the death toll.


Owoseni told Channels Television on Thursday that the state government continues to monitor and respond to the situation as investigations into the cause of the explosion are underway.


“Rescue operation is still ongoing. As of yesterday, we had three casualties but this morning, I got information from the security operatives supporting the medical team that two more dead bodies were recovered this morning,” he said.

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