Fifteen Persons Burnt To Death, Many Injured In Enugu Motor Crash

Published 5 years ago by: Victor A. Ofoma
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at 20-08-2014 12:41AM (5 years ago)

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A police source has informed Naijapals.com that a fatal motor accident involving multiple vehicles along Opi/Eha-Alumona- Obollo-Afor Road close to Enugu State on Tuesday, killed no fewer than fifteen people and left many injured.

The accident involved a mini-bus bearing the inscription 'Peace Mass Transit Bus’ with vehicle registration number AKL 323 XA and an 18-seater bus with registration number NNE 605 XA.

Spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in Enugu State, Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the incident to Naijapals.com through a telephone call. Amaraizu said the occupants of the bus were traveling from Abuja to Enugu when they had a head-on collision with another transport vehicle heading to the state from Markudi.

He added that the collision resulted in a large explosion with many of the passengers burnt beyond recognition in the accident. The accident was said to have been caused by a bad portion on the road as the two drivers were trying to negotiate a bend.

Eyewitnesses told Naijapals.com that efforts to rescue many of the trapped passengers proved impossible as the vehicles were quickly consumed by the raging fire. "We tried to help the passengers but it was difficult for us because the vehicles had already been locked and was too stiff to open. All our efforts were fruitless, as fire had consumed the vehicles and it was difficult to quench.”

Rescue workers who responded to the scene of the incident experienced much difficulty in saving more lives and whisked away several badly burnt survivors to a nearby private hospital.


frekete at 20-08-2014 01:00AM (5 years ago)
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May their souls rest in perfect peace.
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EmekaBlue at 20-08-2014 02:20AM (5 years ago)
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Sad....R.I.P people
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seveneleven at 20-08-2014 04:19AM (5 years ago)
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RIP O
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EMALLY at 20-08-2014 04:38AM (5 years ago)
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That road again. God have mercy
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Wysetots at 20-08-2014 04:40AM (5 years ago)
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Bad road consumes lives again.
God save your children.
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mensch at 20-08-2014 05:42AM (5 years ago)
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we have many untrained drivers in Nigeria, they are the major causes of all acciedent
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Shegzan at 20-08-2014 06:57AM (5 years ago)
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Goodness me... *sobs involuntarily*

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beneno at 20-08-2014 07:12AM (5 years ago)
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RIP
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daveobahon at 20-08-2014 08:31AM (5 years ago)
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Negotiating a bend with speed RIP
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hylink at 20-08-2014 08:38AM (5 years ago)
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Enugu state goverment should ban Peace Mass Transit Bus they are killing our people more that Ebola
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paulohking at 20-08-2014 09:23AM (5 years ago)
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pathetic
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odprince at 20-08-2014 09:24AM (5 years ago)
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NEGOTIATING A BEND??OUR DRIVERS ARE THE KILLERS WE HAVE,NON OF THE DRIVERS WERE TRAINED FOR DRIVING AND THAT IS THE PROBLEM WE HAVE,IMAGINE TWO IDIOTS THAT NEGOTIATING A BEND WITH SPEED OF 160...ALL OF THEM GET JUJU THAT WILL MAKE THEM DISAPPEAR AND THAT IS WHY THEY DON'T VALUE WHETHER PEOPLE DIES OR LIVE.....I COVER MYSELF AND MY FAMILY WITH THE BLOOD OF JESUS,..R I P
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cashkid67 at 20-08-2014 09:45AM (5 years ago)
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Sad event Rip to d dead
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winace at 20-08-2014 09:46AM (5 years ago)
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Oh GOD!!!  May their souls rest in peace. Amen
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Nicksam at 20-08-2014 09:59AM (5 years ago)
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WHAT A PAINFUL DEATH
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orekiata at 20-08-2014 10:02AM (5 years ago)
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Peace Mass Transit bus again?
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Kennycynth at 20-08-2014 10:52AM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: hylink on 20-08-2014 08:38AM
Enugu state goverment should ban Peace Mass Transit Bus they are killing our people more that Ebola

u're right
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livitex1 at 20-08-2014 02:48PM (5 years ago)
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lord have mercy pls Roll Eyes
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privacy at 20-08-2014 03:55PM (5 years ago)
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Everytime peace mass transit,may their soul rest in peace
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