Nine factory workers who went to work healthy and strong are now in pains after gas explosion happened at Phoenix Steel Mills in the Ogijo axis of Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State.

A statement confirming the incident says their injuries are serious.

Ogun Gas Explosion: Nine Factory Workers In Serious Injury
Photo from the scene of the explosion

In that statement issued on Monday, the Ogun Police Command spokesperson, Omolola Odutola said the incident occurred on Saturday at about 9:38 p.m.

Odutola revealed that those affected in the blast were factory workers.


According to him, they were taken to Rolayo private hospital in Ikorodu, Lagos State.


Odutola added that vibrations from the explosion also led to cracks in the window frames of nearby houses.


Also, the police spokesperson added that the situation was under control and that updates would be periodically provided to the public.

She said: “According to an eyewitness account, the explosion was attributed to a cylinder explosion which happened at the melting point area, affecting staff members who sustained injuries”.

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Furthermore, the police said that community youths tried to attack the company.


However, policemen and army detachment of 174 battalion in Odogunyan Ikorodu were visibly on the ground to intervene.


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