Anambra: 11 burnt to death in multiple autocrash


The Federal Road Safety Corps Anambra State sector command says about 11 persons have been burnt to death in a fatal autocrash that occurred on Agulu lake bridge near Golden Tulip Hotel Agulu Anaocha local government area of Anambra state.
According to the First Information Report on the tragic incident released by the Sector Public Education Officer Margret Onabe, the Sector Commander Mr. Adeoye Irelewuyi, said the fatal autocrash which happened on 26th December, 2021 was due to wrong overtaking and overspeeding on the sloppy bridge.
The FIR report reads, “A fatal Road traffic crash occurred at Agulu lake bridge by Awka-Ekwulobia Road today, 26th December, 2021.The crash involved three vehicles. Probable cause of the fatal crash was attributed to wrongful overtaking and excessive speed.
“According to an eyewitness report, the driver of the L300 was on speed, overtook wrongfully, and collided with the Mack truck. The shuttle bus ran into the already collided vehicles.
“20 people people were involved in the crash. Number injured were 4 comprising 2 male adults and 2 female adults.
“Number killed were 11; 3 male adults, 1 female child and 7 people were trapped inside the L300 bus and burnt beyond recognition. 5 passengers from the hijet bus was rescued alive and unhurt.
“The injured victims were rushed to St Joseph hospital where 4 were confirmed dead by the doctor on duty and their corpses deposited at the hospital morgue.
“The FRSC rescue team from Nanka were on ground managing the situation, diverting traffic because the bridge was blocked and effort was being made to evacuate the burnt bodies; waiting for tow truck to clear obstuction caused by the crash.
“The Sector Commander Anambra State Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi sympathized with the families of the dead victims and wished the injured victims quick recovery.
“He urged the motoring public to ensure the road is clear before overtaking and also maintain stipulated speed limits.”