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About two passengers of a commercial bus on Sunday afternoon lost their lives after the vehicle they were travelling in was involved in a crash in Anambra State.
A source who spoke to The Eastern Updates disclosed that the commercial bus crashed with another vehicle and burst into flame, leaving two persons dead, while other passengers escaped unhurt.
The Anambra fire service confirmed the incident, saying that some of the vehicles involved in the crash would have been saved but for the bad culture of motorists not giving emergency vehicles the right of passage.
Mr Martin Agbili, Chief Fire Officer in Anambra said: ‘At about 1336hrs (1:36 pm) today Sunday 05-06-2022, Anambra State Fire Service, Awka, Nigeria received a distress call of fire outbreak at Enugu-Onitsha Expressway Umuokpu Awka, Anambra.
‘The fire was caused by a road crash (accident) involving a Romchi Mass Transit bus and a Lexus RX350 vehicle.
‘We were able to fight the fire and extinguish it from spreading to other passing vehicles after so much delay at Amawbia flyover traffic.
‘We would have saved a lot if not because of the chain traffic. People should learn to give way to emergency vehicles, especially fire trucks.
‘During the fire outbreak two lost their lives while other passengers escaped the fire outbreak. We appreciate the prompt call of the public for this fire outbreak but we were delayed by traffic which made us not to reach the fire scene in time,” Agbili stated.
The Eastern Updates reports that road users have been warned to be careful and avoid exceeding speed limits as a way of preventing frequent road crashes.