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No fewer than 13 passengers have been burnt to death following a fatal accident which occurred near the Four-Corners Enugu yesterday.
The ill-fated 14-seater bus, which was said to be travelling from Imo State to Adamawa, reportedly ran into a trailer before going up in flames.
DAILY POST gathered that all the passengers save one, were said to have burnt beyond recognition in the accident, which occurred at the Enugu end of the Enugu/Port Harcourt expressway.
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Only one passenger survived the auto crash, with varying versions of how he escaped. Some said sympathizers rescued him; others said he jumped out of the vehicle from the window.
The lone survivor, DAILY POST learnt, is currently receiving treatment at the Emergency Unit of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH, Ituku-Ozalla.
In another report, the kidnapped former Secretary to the Enugu State Government, Dr. Dan Shere has finally been released by his abductors.
The Eastern Updates had earlier reported that the medical doctor was kidnapped alongside several other commuters on Thursday.
According to reports, the same hoodlums had earlier abducted several students of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN.
However, Shere was freed Saturday evening, together with other hostages, leading to jubilation in the entire Nsukka town.
The Eastern Updates reports that residents trooped to his Opi residence where a wild celebration is ongoing.
It is still unclear how much was paid to secure his freedom. But the Enugu State Government moved bulldozers into the location Saturday morning, clearing the thick forest.
Shere who is a medical doctor served under the administration of former Governor, Chimaroke Nnamani.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the Enugu politician was travelling to Nsukka for a meeting when the gunmen attacked him alongside other travellers.
One of the survivors, who shared a video of the attack, said the gunmen were about eight in number.