Tragedy Averted As Overheated Bus Tyre Explodes Along Enugu Onitsha Expressway In Anambra
Not less than 40 bus passengers today escaped fire when a luxury reportedly exploded along the Enugu-Onitsha express way in Anambra State.
The bus belonging to one of the transport companies in the South East was said to be on its way to Lagos from Enugu when the incident occurred.
According to the Nation, the fire was ignited from an overheated tyre, which got bursted after the driver stopped to examine the bus.
An eyewitness, who identified himself as Obadiah, said the tyre of the ill-fated bus bursted when the driver stopped to check which of the tyres was faulty.
He said, “It was while he was checking the tyre that it bursted, emitting flames, which suddenly engulfed the bus.
“All passengers on board were able to leave the bus with their belongings before the fire broke out.”
He however said efforts by officials of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and other spirited individuals to put out the fire was futile as the whole bus was razed.
The Nation further learnt that the incident caused a temporary commotion along the highway as private and commercial vehicles scampered to safety.
Luxury Bus Catches fire Along Enugu Onitsha Express.By Emengini OsadebeA fully loaded luxury bus belonging to Young Shall Grow Motors commuting passengers from Enugu to Lagos, caught fire earlier today at Igbariam Axis of Enugu-Onitsha express way.According to some of the passengers who spoke to ABS, the fire started from an overheated tyre.They narrated how the driver stopped to check which of the tyres, just for the vehicle to get engulfed by fire as a result of combustion from the heated tyres.Efforts made to put out the fire by members of Federal Road Safety Corps and other good spirited individuals was to no avail, as the whole bus was razed.All the passengers escaped with their luggages from the vehicle and no life was lost.The incident caused a temporary commotion along the express, with private and commercial vehicles scampering to safety.
Posted by Anambra Broadcasting Service – ABS on Wednesday, October 9, 2019