Ogun Tanker Explosion Victim Dies Of Burn Injuries

Channels Television  
Updated January 22, 2021
A map of Ogun, a state in south-west Nigeria.


One of the victims of the Ogun tanker explosion has died from burn injuries at the Federal Medical Centre, Idi Aba, Abeokuta.

The 42 years old male had 96% flame burn injury after a tanker explosion which instantly killed three persons on the spot.

According to the Head of Public Relations of the Federal Medical Centre, in the state capital, Segun Orisajo, on admission, the deceased along with the two other patients were put on intravenous fluid resuscitation in accordance with the established protocols for the management of burns.

“Following the observed difficulty in passing urine, he was scheduled for dialysis but he died in the early hours of this morning before dialysis could be carried out on him,” he said.

“The Federal Medical Centre Abeokuta Medical Director, Prof Adewale Musa-Olomu regrets the loss of the patient and sympathises with his family over the unfortunate development”.

He described as very critical the 96% flame injury presented by the deceased.

Prof Musa-Olomu while checking on the two other patients said they were in stable condition and responding to treatment

This brings a total of four-person that have died from the incident.