Several injured, houses destroyed as explosion rocks Akure
By our correspondent
Several people were injured and houses destroyed as morning explosion rocked Akure along Akure- Owo road in Ondo State.
According to reports, the explosion destroyed close to a hundred houses, a church and a school.
The explosion was caused by explosives being conveyed in a truck to a quarry company in Edo State, the Ondo State commissioner of Police, Mr. Adie Undie, confirmed.
According to him, the explosion, which occurred close to Akure Airport, cut off the Akure-Owo road into two and left several people injured.
The truck was flagged down by policemen at a check point, added.
He said: “They notified the truck driver of a flame of fire under the truck, it reportedly exploded when they came down to ascertain the cause of the fire”.
It was not clear whether lives have been lost or not as this report cannot confirm as of now.
An eyewitness told our source that the security vehicle was still at the scene while those injured at the church have been taken to the federal medical centre, Owo.