13 passengers burnt to death in Enugu road accident


 

No less than 13 passengers were burnt to death in a fatal accident near the Four-Corners Enugu at about 9 pm on Sunday.

The ill-fated 14-seater bus, which was said to be travelling from Imo State to Adamawa, reportedly ran into a trailer before going up in flames.

It was gathered that all the passengers save one, were said to have burnt beyond recognition in the accident, which occurred at the Enugu end of the Enugu/Port Harcourt expressway.

Only one passenger survived the auto crash, with varying versions of how he escaped. Some said sympathizers rescued him; others said he jumped out of the vehicle from the window.

It was learnt that the lone survivor is currently receiving treatment at the Emergency Unit of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH, Ituku-Ozalla.

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