Just in: Passengers burnt beyond recognition as commercial bus catches fire in Onitsha

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All passengers in a commercial bus were burnt beyond recognition in a road traffic accident along Ihiala-Onitsha road in Anambra state on Sunday.

Sources said the vehicle which was obviously over-speeding had skidded off the road while trying to avoid a pothole and in the process somersaulted severally before it went up in flames.

It was gathered that in the process of somersaulting, the four tyres busted making it impossible for any of the passengers to survive.

The Acting Sector Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps, Kamal Musa who confirmed the incident said all the passengers on board were burnt beyond recognition along with the bus.

He said the number of casualties and the vehicle make were yet to be determined due to the intensity of the crash.

“A lone fatal road traffic crash allegedly caused by tyre burst as a result of excessive speeding leading summersault and the vehicle burst into flames this evening 6th September, 2020 at opposite Omorka in Ihiala along Ihiala- Onitsha road.

“Information reaching the Command states that all passengers on board were burnt beyond recognition along with the bus.

“The corpse of the only male adult who jumped out of the vehicle in the process has been deposited at Mogue in our lady of Lourdes Ihiala.

“Meanwhile, Anambra State fire service has been contacted and FRSC rescue team from Ihiala Unit Command is on ground to ensure free flow of traffic while obstruction is being cleared.”

 

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