By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
A fatal road crash has claimed the lives of all the passengers in a commercial bus along Ihiala-Onitsha road in Anambra State on Sunday.
It was gathered that the vehicle which was overspeeding skidded off the road while trying to evade a pothole and somersaulted severally before bursting into flames with the passengers inside.
Information also has it that the four tyres of the vehicle got burst while the vehicle was summersaulting.
Confirming the incident, Anambra State Acting Sector Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC), Kamal Musa said all the occupants of the vehicle were burnt beyond recognition along with the bus.
While saying that the number of casualties and the make of the vehicle was yet to be determined due to the intensity of the fire, he added, “A lone fatal road traffic crash allegedly caused by tyre burst as a result of excessive speeding leading to 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.
“The state fire service has been contacted and FRSC rescue team from Ihiala Unit Command is on the ground to ensure the free flow of traffic while obstruction is being cleared.”