1 February 2013

Nigeria: Two Burnt to Death in Abaji Auto Crash

Two persons were on Wednesday burnt to death when two buses collided at an Army checkpoint in Abaji, along Abuja-Lokoja road.

Our reporter learnt that five others, who sustained various degrees of burnt, were rescued to Abaji General Hospital by officials of Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).

A witness said the accident happened around 2:15 am, when a Peugeot J5 bus with registration number XA 999 NSR, on top speed from Lokoja end, collided with an oncoming luxury bus with registration number XG 659 DAL.

"The J5 bus driver along with one other occupant sitting in front was burnt to death and FRSC officials removed their corpses," he said.

When contacted, Abaji unit commander of the FRSC, Moses Audu, confirmed the death of the two persons, adding that their corpses were collected and buried by Muslims bothers from Izala central mosque at the scene.

He said two out of the five others that sustained various degrees of burnt were taken to University of Abuja Teaching Hospital at Gwagwalada, while the others are receiving treatment at Abaji General Hospital.

The commander further informed that one person also died while two others sustained injuries Wednesday afternoon in another accident that involved two unmarked trucks at Aseni village, along Abuja-Lokoja road.

He said the corpse has been deposited at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital at Gwagwalada, while the two injured victims are at Abaji General Hospital.

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