Students hospitalized as explosion rocks filling station opposite OAU hostel

At least 26 students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, are currently receiving treatment in differential hospitals in Ile-Ife, Area of Osun State.

The students sustained different degrees of injury following an explosion that spread from a nearby filling station to their hostel at Legere Road, close to the school campus in Ile-Ife.

Speaking with a student, Sanusi Aderemi, who was in the building when the incident occurred, noted that he escaped by whisker.

“We just heard this loud sound of an explosion and before we could say jack, fire started ravaging properties and burning students. Honestly, it was a pathetic experience. How I escaped, only God can explain, because all I knew was that I just found myself outside.”

In a telephone conversation with the Students Union President of the institution, Abbass Akinremi Ojo, he said the unfortunate incident occurred around 6:00 pm on Tuesday.