Akure residents panic as explosion rocks town

Akure residents panic as explosion rocks town


There was an explosion in the wee hours of today in Akure, the state capital of Ondo State.

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.

Residents also took to Twitter to express their fears:

“I did not come to Akure for this to happen mehn, was still awake when I heard that load sound around 12. I thought it was rapture or something, but look what it caused, and I heard people’s houses were destroyed. It is well.”


Another user said that, “Explosion rocked Akure overnight, destroyed houses including Possibility Church building, Ogbese, filling station and divided the road leading to Owo into 2 along the church axis.
Source: Radio Nigeria, Positive FM”

However, 1st News will bring update of this explosion as it unfolds.

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