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Sit-at-home: 13 passengers burnt to death in Enugu

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Thirteen Passengers traveling in a Toyota bus were burnt to death at the Four-Corner Junction in Enugu State.

The victims were trying to beat the Monday’s sit at home in the southeast region had decided to board the 14-seater bus on Sunday night from Imo to Adamawa state, thereby involving in a collision with a trailer and their bus immediately exploded at the four-corner junction in Enugu state.

According to sources, the auto crash happened at about 10:50pm close to an army checkpoint as efforts made by the soldiers to rescue the victims ended in futility.

The soldiers therefore alerted officials of the Road Safety and Fire Service but their intervention could not save the victims who were burnt beyond recognition.

He said that one of the occupants who survived had jumped out from the window of the bus and rushed to the nearby University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital(UNTH) Enugu for emergency medical attention.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) took the remains of the victims to the mortuary at UNTH.

The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Enugu State command, Mr. Joseph Toby, said he and his men rushed to the scene after he received the information about the accident and stayed there with the men of the fire service till 2am Monday morning.

He further stated that they had to return to the scene on Monday morning to evacuate the wreckage from the road despite the sit-at-home situation in the state.

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