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Over 20 feared dead at Njaba bridge auto crash

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By Chidi Nkwopara

Over 20 people were feared dead yesterday in  an   automobile crash, at Njaba bridge, along the ever busy Owerri-Umuaka-Okwudor-Orlu federal highway.

The automobile crash involved a tanker loaded with about 33,000 litres of premium motor spirit, PMS, and a fully loaded 18-seater commercial bus.

•Accident scene at Njaba bridge that claimed about 20 lives yesterday.

It was not very clear at press time what caused the crash or which vehicle crashed into the other, but an eyewitness that spoke to Saturday Vanguard at the scene of the crash, said that the two vehicles were traveling in opposite direction.

“The tanker burst into huge flames as soon as the crash occurred. Only a female passenger was said to have managed to come out of the crash alive but sustained extensive burns. All the other passengers were burnt beyond recognition”, the man recounted with grief.

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