Which of these is correct and why?

However, after a few hours of opening an incident occurred.


However, a few hours after opening an incident occurred.

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Depends on context.

The form "after a few hours of opening" seems to imply that the process of opening had been ongoing for a few hours. It might be the case for a flower, for example, where the process can take hours.

The form "a few hours after opening" would be appropriate in, for example, the case of a store opening at 9AM. A few hours later something happened.

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