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Five burnt to death in road crash


Five persons were burnt to death when two vehicles collided at Nawfia, along the Awka-Enugu Expressway, Anambra State.

The accident happened in the early hours on Wednesday between a Toyota Highlander with registration number: BMR570BE and a Toyota Hiace Bus with no registration number.

According to PUNCH, an eyewitness said the bus driver, who was on top speed, lost control and rammed into the Highlander from behind, crashed and both vehicles caught fire.

Five persons compromising two male adults and three female adults were involved in the crash.

The men of the state fire service were able to put out the fire.

The rescue team of the Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC from RS5.3 Sector Command, Awka was on the ground to manage traffic and ensure the obstruction caused by the crash is removed.

The state Sector Commander, Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi, commiserated with the families of the dead victims.

He warned motorists in the state to avoid overspeeding and ensure they keep to the recommended speed limit.

“Speed drills, but kills, check your speed and not your watch. Let us keep our road safe from a crash,” he warned.

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