If you are wondering how it happened, we at Naijauto.com were actually left dumbfounded when the news came in. However, it did occur on Onitsha bridge.
It was reported that a corpse was dropped temporarily by the side of the road, on the River Niger Head Bridge situated in Onitsha, Anambra state, after a fire outbreak.
The car transporting the corpse suddenly caught fire
According to our sources, the vehicle was conveying the dead boy from Asaba, Delta State and heading towards Anambra. And on getting to the River Niger Bridge, the vehicle caught fire and went up in flames.
The occupants of the car who were accompanying the corpse quickly rescued the dead body, dropping it at the side of the road on the bridge and watched as the car got burnt completely.
There was an intervention by the Nigeria Road Safety officials as they assisted in taking the obstruction out of the highway and controlling the traffic that built up as a result of the accident.
Police has come to control the traffic
The corpse has to be buried no matter what happened. That's why another vehicle was hired to continue the journey of conveying the corpse to be buried, together with occupants of the burnt car.
The corpse then has been transported on another vehicle
Information on the cause of the fire wasn't made known to us.
However, here on Naijauto we always advocate that proper car part inspection and maintenance should be carried out on every vehicle before hitting the road with it. It's one of the ways of staying safe but most Nigerian drivers don't practice proper car maintenance. It's no wonder we have a lot of avoidable accidents happening on our roads. Adhering also to safe driving rules will also keep you safe on the road, together with your car.
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