Somersaulted bus, passengers burnt beyond recognition on Ihiala-Onitsha Road


All the passengers in a somersaulted bus on Ihiala-Onitsha Road in Anambra state, South East Nigeria, were burnt completely on Sunday as the bus burst into flames.

There was no survivor in a bus as all the trapped passengers were burnt alongside the bus beyond recognition.

The only passenger who jumped out of the vehicle also died.

Anambra State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Mr Andrew Kumapayi, said the agency was yet to know the actual number of people that died in the accident.

“This evening, a lone fatal road traffic crash was allegedly caused by tyre burst as a result of excessive speeding. The vehicle somersaulted and burst into flames.

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

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

Kumapayi said that the corpse of the only male adult who jumped out of the vehicle in the process had been deposited at the Morgue at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Ihiala.

He added that there would be more updates as events unfold.

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