OYOGist.com has learned of an explosion that went off in Akure and was felt by residents of other cities close to the town. The explosion was heard around 12:30 am to 1 am on Saturday morning, the 28th of March 2020.
Here’s what we know about the explosion that happened in Akure.
It was felt in other places…
The blast was felt beyond Akure as residents of neighboring towns including Owo, Ondo and other nearby towns reported hearing a loud sound that lasted for minutes.
No, it isn’t the Asteroid
Many have also falsely claimed that what residents of Akure heard on Saturday morning was the Asteroid hitting the town. See those making that claim below:
Here’s some information on the Asteroid:
The Asteroid expected to land on April 29th, 2020 (not in March) which is code-named Asteroid 52768 is 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.
Secondly given the size of the asteroid, which is about 59 km2, the asteroid hitting Akure will definitely cause more severe damage such as craters, earthquakes, and radiation that would be felt beyond Akure.
Finally, as is said earlier, the asteroid is not anywhere near landing soon and will be at a very safe distance from earth.
Could the explosion be a blast from an explosive device?
Some reports have claimed that the explosion that was heard in Akure was from an explosive device that went off while being transported in a vehicle.
While OYOGist.com is yet to independently verify that fact, it could be the closest possibility to the truth of what went down in Akure.
We will keep you updated on this as new information concerning the Akure explosion is discovered.
UPDATE 1: Akure Explosion in Details
Following reports of an explosion in Akure, we have more details on what happened in the town. The source of the explosion was reported to be an explosive device or a bomb, as earlier speculated.
It was being transported in a vehicle and went off when a fire was ignited in the car. It is not yet clear if the source of the fire that caused the explosion was the vehicle or the explosive device itself.
Currently, over 100 buildings have been reportedly been destroyed in the blast, including churches and schools.
See pictures from the Akure explosion that happened overnight below:
More updates on the Akure Explosion. There are new pictures from the site of the explosion and OYOGist.com have learned that the explosion has cut off the busy Akure Owo road.
Several buildings have been destroyed in the wake of the explosion that happened overnight in Akure on Saturday, 28th of March 2020 around 1 am in the morning.
See more pictures below.
The location of the explosion as described by witnesses is at Eleyewo community, with the roof of several buildings blown away as a result of the explosion.
UPDATE 3: Governor Akeredolu Reacts to Akure Explosion
The Governor of Ondo State, His Excellency, Arakurin Rotimi Akeredolu, has on Saturday 28th of March, 2020, reacted to the news of the Akure Explosion.
The Governor said he’d be visiting the site of the incident and would be consulting with subject matter experts on the situation to find out the cause of the explosion.
UPDATE 4: Several Casualties, including worshipers and Police Officers
A source in Ondo State who visited the site of the incident has confirmed to OYOGist.com that there are several casualties as a result of the explosion. As we reported earlier, the cause of the explosion was an explosive device that was being transported in a vehicle.
The source also confirmed to OYOGist.com that the police had stopped the vehicle carrying the explosive device when a fire was sighted which led to the explosion.
The police officers (numbers yet to be known) all died as a result, as well as several worshipers in a nearby church that was destroyed in the explosion.
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fine reporting keep it up
Hi guys,I stay at akure
It all started in the night around 1am,not knowing exactly what it was,the whole place shook for about 3to5secs
We paniced in our house because it looked like the whole place was about to wreck
It all happened so fast,then everything settled,not to wake up thos morning and heard that it caused an earthquake and divided the road leading to owo
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Was there police killed and people inside a church at 1am? It sounded odd they mentioned people in church killed at 1am.
If they tell you it will land in April …. This is March ending, it is very much possible
Also it might have broken out from the big asteroid. Which the force in movement (speed) can also make it to reduce in size.
Do your research well,
1. if it was an explosion that is as heavy as that my guy somebody will surely die.
2. Where is the car.
3. Where are the people that see the car ( they should talk on TV)
NASA has been following this since. They want you to believe this to reduce panic.
Good anwer, oyogist.com have to research very well and by them self because the goberment can ocult data