An explosion 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.
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 names 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 rock, which is about 59 km2, the asteroid hitting Akure will definitely cause a sinkhole.
Finally, as is said earlier, the asteroid is not anywhere 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.