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An early hour explosion struck on the Akure-Owo Expressway in Ilu-Abo town in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State at about 1 a.m on Saturday, 28th of March 2020. The huge impact of the explosion was a mystery as while some debate it's a bomb blast, others assume it was caused by the imminent asteroid
The explosion which occured at the early hours was said to leave 13 people injured with 70 houses destroyed but fortunately - No Death (Source: Vanguard)
Was the Akure Explosion Caused by an Asteroid?
Although there had been reports earlier by The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - that an asteroid is poised to pass by Planet Earth.
However it was confirmed that the explosion was NOT caused by an Asteroid but a truck carry dynamites.
👉 Dynamites are a class of explosives used in mining and blasting
I have been briefed by the security chiefs that in the early hours of Saturday March 28th, a vehicle in a convoy transporting explosives to a storage facility in a neighbouring state developed a fault while in transit along the Akure Owo Road about 2km from the Akure Airport. pic.twitter.com/3EnmmQBd1E— Arakunrin Akeredolu (@RotimiAkeredolu) March 28, 2020
Further Details about the Asteroid Poised Moving Closer to Earth
The Asteroid announced was only said to be closer to earth but not going to hit Earth. According to a report given by Express uk, the distance of the Asteroid flyby with our earth is large enough not to collide with earth."
CNN also confirmed the date of the flyby which is expected to occur on Wednesday, April 29, at 4:56 a.m. ET (which is 9:56am in West African Time), according to NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies.
Read more on CNN Space and Science Edition
Akure Explosion Video
Below is a Video from the scene of the Explosion
- Just In: Road cut into two and about 100 residential buildings , schools and churches destroyed in an explosion around midnight in akure , Ondo state. #Thread— Postsubman (@Postsubman) March 28, 2020
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