From the new report just getting to us, the Federal Road Service Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the tragic event where seventeen travellers were burnt to death in a horrific car accident in Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State last Saturday.
17 people were burnt to death in a ghastly road accident involving two vehicles in Nasarawa
Ebere Onyegbaduo, who happens to be the Unit Commander of FRSC in Akwanga, revealed that he received a distress call of a fatal accident that occurred between Akwanga and Gudi Towns around 7 pm. According to him, the FRSC rescue team rushed to the scene of the accident and found a commercial Volkswagen Sharan Bus and a private Toyota Sienna Bus in flames with people inside these vehicles.
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The Unit Commander further disclosed that they called the Fire Brigade to help contain the fire. It was until 11 pm that the fire service was able to do put out the fire while the rescue mission was done by 2 am.
According to him, the preliminary investigation reveals that the bus was coming from the FCT, where the driver attempted to overtake at a bend on a hill and ended up crashing into the Toyota Sienna. As a result, the two vehicles caught fire and the 17 occupants were burnt to death.
See the clip showing a compilation of fire incident from horrific road accidents. Watch below.
Car crash and Fire Compilation | firefighting
The people inside the Sienna were taken to the Dalhatu Araf Special Hospital in Lafia while those inside the VW Sharan Bus, according to Ebere, have been deposited at the Akwanga General Hospital.
The FRSC Unit Commander hereby appealed to motorists to refrain from reckless driving to avoid similar fates on the road. The occupants of the Sienna car include Nuhu Hamman Gabdo, who was a staff with the Nigeria Communication Commission and was travelling in the company of his wife and children from a visit to his hometown in Abuja.