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There’s been an explosion at the Olúségun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta on Thursday, leaving two persons feared dead.

The explosion occurred around 11 am at the Marcque event centre within the Presidential Library.

Multiple accounts say, routine cleaning was being done while one of the gas cylinders in the event centre exploded – Some dead bodies have been taken by a rescue team that arrived at the scene shortly after the incident .

The Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library is a library owned by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, a former President of Nigeria.

It is a historic, tourist and academic centre established as a national archive for the preservation of documents and materials used by the president during his tenure as the president of Nigeria. The library is located at Abeokuta, Ogun State in Nigeria.

The Presidential Library complex comprises 32 hectares. The archives proper house 15 million documents, two million books and 4,000 artifacts relating to Obasanjo’s two stints in power, and contemporary Nigerian and African history more generally.

The complex also includes an open air amphitheater, a 1000-seat auditorium, a 153-room hotel, several restaurants and bars, a small amusement park, a wildlife park, and an observation point.

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