Scores of Passengers burnt beyond recognition along Ihiala/Onitsha road

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Anambra State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Andrew Kumapayi said on Sunday that many passengers were burnt beyond recognition when their vehicle went into flames on the Ihiala/Onitsha road in Anambra State.

He said, “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 is on ground to ensure a free flow of traffic, while all obstructions are being cleared.”

He made it known that the actual number of people that died in the accident was yet to be ascertained as a result of the extent of the burnt.

Meanwhile, the remains of only male adult who jumped out of the vehicle in attempt to escape had been deposited at the Morgue at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Ihiala, according to Kumapayi.

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