16 Travellers Burnt To Death, Two Injured In Fatal Accident

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Tragedy struck in Enugu Tuesday evening as 16 travelers were confirmed dead while two others were rescued following a fatal motor accident that occurred in the state.

Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, urged members of the public to help in identifying the victims.

The statement issued by the Police spokesman reads:

The Enugu State Police Command wishes to inform the public that a lone fatal motor accident occurred, April 30, 2024, around 5:20 p.m., at Ekwegbe, along Enugu/Opi/Nsukka Road, claiming the lives of yet-to-be identified fourteen males (14) and two (2) females who burned beyond recognition.

Plate number of the affected Bus

The accident involves an 18-seater white-coloured Toyota Hummer bus with a Bauchi State commercial registration number DAS 215 XA and the inscription “Masha Allah”, said to have been driven at high speed, lost control, and plunged into the fence of Maduka University along the road.

A preliminary investigation reveals that the vehicle unfortunately burst into flames burning beyond recognition, the sixteen (16) deceased individuals, who were taken to the hospital and confirmed dead.

However, two (2) other passengers were rescued alive and taken to the hospital for medical attention by police officers, soldiers and public-spirited citizens, who immediately responded to the incident.

He describes the accident and the carnage therein as sad, commiserating with the yet-to-be-traced family members, friends, and associates of the deceased.

The CP further calls on individuals that can help in identifying the victims or with information to trace the family members of the deceased to come forward with such information or alternatively call 08098880172 or 08086671202, or send emails to infoenugupolice@gmail.com.”

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