One of the victims of the Ogun tanker explosion has died at the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, shortly before surgery was about to be carried out on him.
The incident which occurred on Tuesday around 8:20 a.m. along Presidential Boulevard Road, Guarantee Trust Bank in Kuto, Abeokuta, led to the burning of dozens of cars.
Many people who sustained severe injuries had been taken to hospitals for treatment.
The deceased, 42, was among the six victims who were evacuated on Tuesday from the scene of the tanker explosion that occurred.
He lost his life on Thursday, two days after the incident at the FMC.
The Head of Public Relations at the FMC, Abeokuta, Segun Orisajo said this in a statement on Thursday.
He said, “on admission, he along with the two other patients were commenced 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.
“The FMC Medical Director, Prof Adewale Musa-Olomu, regrets the loss of the patient and sympathizes with his family over the unfortunate development.
“He described as very critical the 96% flame injury presented by the deceased.
“Musa-Olomu while checking on the two other patients said they were in stable condition and responding to treatment.”