Mixed reactions have trailed the explosion that occurred in the early hours of yesterday at Ilu-Abo community in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, destroying over 100 houses and leaving people with varying degrees of injury.
The Guardian gathered that a truck loaded with explosive substances was conveying dynamites from Ibadan, Oyo State, to a quarry company in Auchi, Edo State, when the incident happened.
Some people, however, attributed the blast to the asteroid flyby, predicted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
(NASA) on Friday.
The whole of Akure, the capital and metropolitan city of the state, and its environs, were rocked with the deafening sound of the explosive, which detonated along Akure/Owo/Benin Expressway. (Text courtesy Guardian)