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Passengers burnt to death in Anambra state bus fire

A sad development occurred on Sunday as passengers in a commercial bus were burnt beyond recognition when the vehicle went up in flames at opposite Omorka in Ihiala along Ihiala-Onitsha road in Anambra State.

Penpushing reports that the crash was traced to overspeeding by the drivers which resulted in a burst tyres causing the bus to summersault before the resultant fire burnt all the passengers to death.

The Public Relations Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kamal Musa, who confirmed the incident said all the passengers on board were burnt beyond recognition along with the bus.

Penpushing further reports that, as at the time of filing this report, Musa said the number of casualties was yet to be determined due to the intensity of the crash, adding, “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’, he said.

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


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