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Five people burnt to death in Anambra road crash



Five people were burned beyond recognition after two vehicles crashed near Nawfia on the Awka-Enugu Expressway in Anambra State. The vehicles burned to the ground, trapping the occupants inside.

Five people burnt to death in Anambra road crash

Five people burnt to death in Anambra road crash

The accident happened in the early hours on Wednesday between a Highlander with registration number: BMR570BE and a Toyota Hiace Bus with no registration number.

According to an eyewitness, the bus driver, who was on top speed, lost control and rammed into the Highlander from behind, crashed and both vehicles caught fire.

Five persons compromising two male adults and three female adults were involved in the crash.

As of the time of filing this report, the men of the state fire service have been able to put out the fire.

The rescue team of the Federal Road Safety Corps from RS5.3 Sector Command, Awka was on the ground to manage traffic and ensure the obstruction caused by the crash is removed.


The state Sector Commander, Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi, commiserated with the families of the dead victims.

He warned motorists in the state to avoid overspeeding and ensure they keep to the recommended speed limit.

“Speed drills, but kills, check your speed and not your watch. Let us keep our road safe from a crash,” he warned.


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