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11 killed in Enugu road crash

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 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)