Akure explosion: Blast destroys not less than 100 houses, school, churches

Akure explosion: Blast destroys not less than 100 houses, school, churches

The explosion that happened in Akure, the Ondo State capital, Saturday morning has left no fewer than 100 residential buildings, school, churches destroyed.

Initially, 1st News reported that residents allegedly claimed the explosion was caused by the Asteroid; some researchers claimed who land on the planet earth this year.

In the meantime, 1st News learnt that it was a truck owned by a quarry company carrying explosives that exploded in Ilu- Abo in Akure north local government area of Ondo.

The truck enroute which Edo State was also accompanied by police escorts destroyed over hundred houses.

The blast which occurred in the early hours of Saturday cut off the ever-busy Akure /Owo road; while many people were said to be injured.


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The explosion which happened less than a kilometre to Akure Airport, affected many residents of Eleyowo community; destroying completely a church and a school in the area.

Many people who lived within the church premises were said to be injured; while good people within the community rescued some.

The school with boarding facilities was destroyed beyond repair; with roofs of all the buildings blown off.

The spot at which the bomb or blast happened cut off the road; hindering vehicular movement.

1st News reported that according to its residents and neighbouring communities, they heard a sudden explosion; around 12:30 am to 1am on Saturday morning, the 28th of March 2020.

People living in places such as Owo, Ondo town and other nearby towns; claimed they heard the loud sound as well.

Could it be the Asteroid?

When 1st News spoke with some of the residents of Akure via telephone conversation; many alledgely claimed that what they heard on Saturday morning was the Asteroid hitting the town.

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But according to researchers, the Asteroid is expected to land on April 29th, 2020 (not in March); which is code named Asteroid 52768; the biggest asteroid to fly by the earth in the year 2020.




The asteroid will be flying at a very safe distance from the earth; which is calculated to be some four million miles away – that’s more than 16 times the distance of the moon to earth.

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