Just In: Tragedy as Commercial Bus Catches Fire On Niger Bridge

Just In: Tragedy as Commercial Bus Catches Fire On Niger Bridge

  • A commercial bus on the Niger bridge has been reported to have caught fire on Sunday, August 9, in Onitsha
  • The incident was said to have happened around 1pm while it was in motion, adding that the people in the bus escaped before it caught fire.
  • According to Adeoye Irewuyi, the sector commander of the FRSC who confirmed the incident said no passenger was injured during the incident

Onitsha, Anambra - A commercial bus went up in flames at the Niger bridge in Onitsha, Anambra state on Sunday, August 7.

The Nation reported that the incident happened around 1pm.

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The official report said the passengers in the Hummer bus escaped without being hurt before the vehicle caught fire.

The development was confirmed by the sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Adeoye Irewuyi, who revealed the exact time that the incident happened.

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“A Hummer bus is on flame inside the bridge. The Fire Service has been alerted

All passengers are safe,” he said.

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Official report said that a Mazda bus had run into a moving truck, whose rear light meant to signal vehicles from behind was not working.

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One of the vehicles in the governor's convoy, where his aides and security operatives, was involved in an accident on their way from Abuja, but there was no life lost.

The convoy was reported to have escorted the governor to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, moving to the airport, where Ortom is expected to catch a flight to the United Kingdom.

Source: Legit.ng

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