Suspected Asteroid Causes Heavy Explosion in Ondo State, destroys Road and Buildings (Video and Photos)


A heavy explosion suspected to be caused by an Asteroid has rocked Akure, the Ondo State capital in the early hours of Saturday, destroying buildings within the vicinity and divided the Owo-Akure road.

The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu confirmed the explosion on Twitter, saying he was headed to the “scene to assess” the situation and urged citizens to remain calm.


Properties destroyed in the earth-shaking explosion include a church, a boarding school, filling station and residential buildings, leaving many injured.


The site of the explosion is reportedly less than a kilometre to Akure Airport.

See some more photos below from the wreckage:




Written by Prince Simeon

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