Eleven persons were burnt to death in a ghastly multiple motor accident on Sunday in Anambra State.
The accident reportedly involved three cars on Agulu Lake Bridge by Awka-Ekwulobia Road in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra State, Mr. Adeoye Irelewuyi, who confirmed the incidentto newsmen in Awka, disclosed that the crash occurred around 5.00 pm on Boxing Day.
According to the FRSC boss, twenty persons were involved in the accident, which he linked to overspeeding and wrongful overtaking.
Irelewuyi said: “The crash involved a Mack truck with registration number and a Mitsubishi L300 bus marked XA 857 UMN, carrying 14 passengers.
“While the third vehicle involved in the accident is a Hijet Shuttle bus, with registration number UMZ23XC, occupied by five persons.
“A witness report indicates that the driver of the Mitsubishi bus was speeding and when he overtook wrongfully, collided with the truck and went into flames, while the shuttle bus ran into the already collided vehicles.
“Four people, including a female child and three male adults rescued alive, were later confirmed dead at St. Joseph Hospital, Agulu.
“The passengers in the Mitsubishi bus were trapped in the fire where seven people were burnt beyond recognition, while five passengers in the shuttle bus were rescued alive and unhurt. Corpses of those who died had been deposited at the hospital morgue.”
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