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OWERRI: Bus, tanker crash at Njaba bridge claims 20 lives



OWERRI: Bus, tanker crash at Njaba bridge claims 20 lives

The ever busy Owerri-Umuaka-Okwudor-Orlu federal highway witnessed a tragic accident on Saturday when no less than 20 people were feared dead following a crash involving a car and a tanker.

According to reports, the incident happened when an 18-seater commercial bus said to be fully loaded collided with a tanker filled with about 33,000 litres of premium motor spirit, PMS.

Only one victim survived the accident when she managed to come out of the crash alive but not without serious burns.

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The actual cause of the incident was not readily ascertained but an eyewitness at the scene of the incident revealed that the accident was serious because both cars were travelling in opposite directions.

The witness said; “The tanker burst into huge flames as soon as the crash occurred. Only a female passenger was said to have managed to come out of the crash alive but sustained extensive burns. All the other passengers were burnt beyond recognition.”

As at the time of filing in this report, the Imo State Police Command was yet to comment on the incident.

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  1. Solomon Afolayan

    November 25, 2017 at 9:30 am

    May the souls of the departed rest in peace…may God give their families fortitude to bear the irreparable loss…

  2. Animashaun Ayodeji

    November 25, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    This must have happened due to reckless driving, may the souls of the deceased rest in peace

    • Abeni Adebisi

      November 25, 2017 at 2:06 pm

      This is not the time to give faults, the accident has occurred and it cannot be reversed. It’s so sad the innocent lives were taken

  3. Abeni Adebisi

    November 25, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    May their souls rest in peace, it is very tragic

  4. Anita Kingsley

    November 25, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    This is not the worst of all the accidents, but, it’s still an accident and we have to still sympathize with those who lost their loved onces

  5. seyi jelili

    November 25, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Ember month is a vicious month of accident, we need to be careful driving on Nigerian roads

    • Tomson Dan kd

      November 26, 2017 at 10:35 am

      Yes u are right my sister!!! may God protect us in this hot season oo and ruff naija road in Jesus Name Amen

  6. Tomson Dan kd

    November 26, 2017 at 10:28 am

    God pls have mercy on our soul, rest my brothers and sister souls in peace..

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