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More Bodies Recovered in Ibadan Explosion as Rescue Operations Continues

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In the aftermath of the devastating explosion that shook the Old Bodija area of Ibadan on Tuesday night, rescue operations have continued, uncovering additional bodies from the rubble on Wednesday morning. The incident has left the community in shock and mourning.

Among the victims, a 25-year-old named Bolaji was tragically discovered lifeless, with his intestines shattered. Medical personnel at the scene worked tirelessly to transport other casualties to nearby hospitals for urgent care.

As the recovery efforts persist, the affected areas have been cordoned off by security operatives. Teams from the Oyo State Emergency Management Agency (OYOSEMA), the Red Cross, and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) are actively engaged in providing essential humanitarian services to those affected.

The scene of the incident has become a focal point for thousands of sympathizers, reflecting the gravity of the tragedy. Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state visited the site on Tuesday night to assess the extent of the damage. At that time, he confirmed to reporters that two lives had been lost, while 77 individuals sustained injuries and were undergoing treatment at various hospitals.

 

The unfolding situation has prompted an outpouring of support and solidarity from both local and national emergency response agencies, aiming to alleviate the suffering caused by the explosion. The community remains in a state of grief, grappling with the aftermath of this tragic event. Authorities continue to investigate the cause of the explosion as they work to provide assistance to the victims and their families.


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