BREAKING: Explosion rocks Akure, hundreds of buildings destroyed [VIDEO]

Over a hundred structures were in the early hours of Saturday destroyed following an explosion that rocked Ondo State.

The explosion happened in the early hours of Saturday at Eleyowo, Akure, along Owo-Akure highway around 1 a.m.

As indicated by residents of the area, a terrifying loud bang was heard when everyone was already asleep.

Likewise influenced in the explosion was a full boarding school, Aina Awawul Secondary School, one of the most popular churches in Akure, Possibility Ground Ministry, as well as filling station and hundreds of buildings.

The highway was cut off with hundreds of travelers stranded.

Police and other security agencies are now on ground to assess the situation.