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Over 50 injured, buildings destroyed in Akure explosion

About 100 residential buildings, school and churches were destroyed in an explosion that rocked Akure, the Ondo state capital, on Saturday morning.

The loud explosion happened in the early hours of Saturday, 28th of March 2020, around 1 am, causing the ever busy Akure/Owo road to be split into two with many injured.

Many people who lived within the church premises were said to be injured while some were rescued by the people of the community. The school with boarding facilities was destroyed beyond repair with roofs of all the buildings blown off.

As of the time of this report, no death has been recorded but over 50 persons were feared injured.

Reacting to the incident, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, said via Twitter, “I’ve been briefed by security agencies in the state concerning the loud blast that was heard in Akure. I will be at the scene to assess on the advice of heads of our security agencies. I ask that all citizens remain calm as we ascertain details of the incidence.”

Many people who lived within the church premises were said to be injured while some were rescued by the people of the community. The school with boarding facilities was destroyed beyond repair with roofs of all the buildings blown off.

 The explosion happened less than a Kilometer to Akure airport, affecting many residents of the Eleyowo community, and also completely destroying a church and school in the area.

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Source: Jive naija

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