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  • News - South West - Oyo
  • Updated: January 21, 2024

Ibadan explosion: We have conducted structural integrity tests on 230 houses — Makinde

Ibadan explosion:  We have conducted structural integrity te

Structural integrity tests have been conducted on no fewer than 230 houses possibly affected by the recent Ibadan explosion.

The disclosure was made by the state governor, Seyi Makinde on Saturday following the explosion which occurred on Tuesday, killing five persons, injuring 77 and rendering thousands homeless in the state.

Makinde disclosed these figures while speaking at the Nigerian Society of Engineers investiture in Abuja.

He added that the test included plans to resettle affected residents and avert a possible collapse of buildings.

“These past few days have been tough for the indigenes of Oyo state. We had an explosion and lost five lives and a lot of properties were destroyed.

“Between Tuesday and today (Saturday), the Society of Engineers led an effort to look at the structural integrity of the houses around ground zero of the explosion site and as of today, they have carried out integrity tests on 13 houses within 50 kilometres radius of the blast site, another 40 houses at 100 meters radius.

“They also carried out an integrity test at 200 kilometres on 122 houses and 53 houses within a 250-meter radius. In total, about 230 houses have been checked and this effort was led by the society. I sincerely thank you for helping us during this difficult time.”

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