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Meteorite blast in Akure: Governor Akeredolu visits scene

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Governor Rotimi Akeredolu tweeted this morning he was on his way to the scene of a strange massive blast that rocked Akure, Ondo State capital overnight.

The blast, which occurred on Akure-Owo Road, was suspected to be from a meteorite

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Like meteorites, the blast left a crater.

Photographs published online from the scene, at a village near Akure Airport revealed the crater.

Many residents rushed to the scene early today.

Governor Akeredolu tweeted:

“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.

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“I ask that all citizens remain calm as we ascertain details of the incidence”.

Nigerian Tribune said the explosion caused some injuries and blew off the roof of a church nearby.

The newspaper said the explosion happened at Eleyowo village, less than a kilometre to Akure Airport. It said the impact destroyed a church and a school in the area.

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