BREAKING: 15 Burnt To Death In Enugu Road Accident

BREAKING: 15 Burnt To Death In Enugu Road Accident

by Victor Ndubuisi

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Enugu State command, has verified that at least fifteen individuals were killed in a sad road accident on Saturday.

The command’s spokesperson, Bisi Kazeem, said in a statement on Sunday that the road crash was caused by high speed and a route violation.

In response to the tragedy, the Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dauda Biu, warned motorists against driving at night and stated that the Corps is prepared to terminate all speed-related crashes.

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The statement read “The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dauda Biu has for the umpteenth time advised the motoring public to avoid night trips due to the dangers that come with it; while reaffirming the readiness and determination of the Corps to bring to an end, all speed induced crashes as he puts machinery in motion towards rejigging operational strategies for positive results.


“This came following a considerable increase in speed-related crashes and fatalities recorded in recent times, particularly the fatal crash that occurred at exactly 8:20 pm on Saturday, April 8, 2023, at 0.45km before the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku, Ozalla in Enugu State.”

According to news reports, the accident included a Toyota Hiace commercial bus and a Mercedes Benz truck with the license plate AAA264XR.

According to the FRSC command, a total of 15 individuals were killed and burned beyond recognition, including 13 occupants of the Toyota Hiace and 2 occupants of the Mercedes Vehicle.

Four Killed, Others Injured In Auto Crash – FRSC

“The report revealed that the fatal crash was caused by excessive speed and route violation which is driving against traffic popularly referred to in local parlance as ‘One Way’.

“The Mercedes Benz Truck driver in violation of established traffic rules drove against traffic thereby colliding into the Toyota Hiace commercial Bus that was already on a high speed.

“As at the time of filing in this report, the Chairman Nkanu West Local Government Council has authorized the commencement of a mass burial for the burnt victims in the presence of the Nigeria Police Force, FRSC, and other sympathisers,” the statement added.


When assuring the public of the Corps’ willingness to combat crashes on our roads, the Corps Marshal stated that, unfortunately, most of the crashes that have happened could have been avoided if all motorists followed the rules and adhered to traffic regulations.


As a result, he urged all road users to refrain from violating traffic laws and to always be safety alert.



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