Nigerian family of 7 rescued from burning car


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A Nigerian family of 7 narrowly escaped death as they were evacuated from their burning car. See how it all happened and learn how to prevent such a thing!

Major disaster was recently averted as a Nigerian family of seven was rescued following an auto accident that set their car ablaze. The said family which was made up of the father, mother and their five children were traveling in a Nissan Xterra SUV (2000 Model) when the incident occurred around Ndele/Elele in Rivers State.


The family encountered the incident near Ndele/Elele

But for the timely intervention of one Chief Ike Nkos Obuzor, the story would have been more tragic as the family would have been burnt to death. Thankfully, no one in the car lost their life. However, this goes to show the dangers of road accidents. In just a matter of seconds, your smooth riding car could be somersaulting all over the place.


The Nissan Xterra burned beside the road

Reasons for the explosion weren’t disclosed at the time of filing this report. However, it’s obvious that the car experienced a malfunction. Whatever you do, you must ensure that you don’t give your car a reason to malfunction. It must always be in a good condition.

Certain disasters may be inevitable, but majority of them can be avoided when we pay close attention to our cars. That’s why advises that you carry out Top 10 regular car checks every motorist should do on your car and drive safely at all times.

There are routine checkups you should do before driving your car from home or wherever it’s parked. Don’t just assume that everything is okay. Like other mechanical equipment, cars can act funny sometimes. One minute they are okay, and the next minute, they develop a problem. You have to be on your toes to be able to detect a developing problem. Merely topping your water tank or fluid can save you a lot of trouble.

Your life is too precious for you to take chances on the road. Be several miles ahead of car problems by doing the right things at the right time.

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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