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Driver, 2 Passengers Burnt To Ashes In Anambra Accident

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has confirmed that three people were burnt beyond recognition in Anambra State when their vehicle went into flames along Ezinano-Nkwo on Agulu Road in Anaocha Local Government Area.

Mr. Adeoye Irelewuyi who is the Sector Commander, FRSC in Anambra, told reporters that the incident which was caused by speeding and wrongful overtaking occurred on Sunday night.

“Seven persons, four male and three female, were involved; three were killed while two were injured. The bodies of the deceased were taken to a nearby mortuary in the area,” he said.

While condoling with the families of the dead, the sector commander cautioned motorists against exceeding speed limits and wrongful overtaking.

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One of the injured passengers receiving treatment at the hospital told journalists that the 14-seater Mitsubishi 300 bus was heading to Ekwulọbịa from Amawbia.

He said the deceased were the driver and two passengers (a male and a female).

“Soon after we took off from Amawbia, one of the passengers cautioned the driver against speeding, but he did not listen.

“While trying to avoid a pothole, the driver lost control, and the bus veered off the road, somersaulted and burst into flames after hitting the fence of a building by the roadside.

“I managed to escape with other passengers, but we could not succeed in assisting the three victims who were already engulfed by the raging flames,” the injured passenger said in tears.

In another report, the Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District, Orji Uzor Kalu, has come out to clarify that the rice that he shared with the people of Abia State at his country home, Igbere, between January 1 and 13, 2024, was from his OUK Foundation and not from the Nigerian Senate.

Providing clarifications about the controversy over the source of the items, the former Abia State Governor, via his official Facebook page, declared that he shared the New Year palliatives out of his own volition and the love he has for the people and the less privileged in society.
While speaking to the OUK media team, Kalu further stated that the kind gesture was made 38 years ago when he had not joined politics.

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