Explosion Tragedy in Ibadan Claims Life of UK Returnee: Oyo State Mourns as Governor Confirms Two Dead and 77 Injured
In a devastating explosion that rocked Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, a recent returnee from the United Kingdom has been identified as one of the victims who lost their lives on Tuesday night.
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, confirms the tragic incident with two fatalities and 77 reported injuries.
Conflicting Reports on Casualties as National Emergency Management Agency Struggles to Determine Numbers
While the Oyo State Governor’s office confirms the casualties, the National Emergency Management Agency struggles to provide a specific count, adding an element of uncertainty to the extent of the tragedy.
Eyewitness Account Reveals Heartbreaking Details: UK Returnee, Son of Local Landlord, Among the Victims
An eyewitness, Ayode Jajaye, residing in the Housing Estate at Adeyi Avenue, Bodija, shares a video on social media recounting the heartbreaking incident.
He discloses that a man who had returned from the United Kingdom just a week ago lost his life in the explosion. The victim was identified as the son of one of the local landlords.
Call for Government Investigation: Eyewitness Urges Governor Makinde to Probe the Incident
Expressing concern over the scale of casualties and damages, Jajaye appeals to Governor Makinde to initiate a thorough investigation into the incident.
He emphasizes the need to scrutinize the circumstances surrounding the explosion and the collateral damages it has caused.
Government Attributes Explosion to Illegal Mining: Ongoing Investigation Unraveling Causes
Governor Seyi Makinde attributes the explosion to illegal mining activities, stating that investigations are currently underway to unravel the root causes of the tragic incident.
As the government focuses on determining the source of the explosion, questions regarding safety measures and potential negligence come to the forefront.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn