Scores of passengers have been burnt beyond recognition in the aftermath of a road mishap that occurred in Enugu on Easter eve.
It involved a Mercedes Benz tipper with registration number AAA 285 XR and an 18-seater commuter bus belonging to Enugu South Mass Transit with registration number NKE 622 XA.
The accident happened along Enugu/Port-Harcourt expressway, by Ituku in Awgu LGA of Enugu State.
Adadareporters.com gathered that the tipper, loaded with bags of cement, was plying against traffic when it collided with the bus loaded with passengers and coming from Aba, Abia State.
It resulted in the two vehicles bursting in flames and all the occupants burnt beyond recognition, except the driver of the tipper, who was found alive and is currently admitted in the hospital, a police source said.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, Enugu State, CP Ahmed Ammani, while bemoaning the incident, prayed for the repose of the souls of the deceased and also consoled their families, friends and loved ones.
The CP therefore ordered full-scale investigations into the incident, including evacuating the remains and obtaining the exact identities of the deceased victims and their relatives, as well as coming up with actionable report, the state police public relations officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, said in a release.
The CP, in the statement, cautioned motorists against disobeying road traffic rules, ‘reiterating that the only way to safety on the road is to exercise caution, patience and obey all road traffic rules and regulations’.