The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday confirmed 11 persons dead and one unconscious in an accident close to the Four Corner Junction along the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway.
It said two persons among the 14 persons involved in the accident that occurred on Sunday sustained minor injuries.
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FRSC Sector Commander, Enugu State Command, Joseph Toby, said the accident followed a collision between a 14-seater bus with 12 occupants and a truck with a driver and his conductor.
He said those in the 14-seater bus were making a night journey from Owerri, Imo, to Kano. He said: “It’s highly likely that the 14-seater bus might have carried at least one or two gallons of fuel that got ignited immediately the collision took place.
“It was not just an accident but a serious fire scene in which the state fire service spent several minutes and a reinforcement of their water truck to put out. (NAN)