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Death Averted as Vehicles catch Fire in Anambra

Death was averted on Sunday evening when two vehicles went up in flames on fire in a road accident in Ihiala, Anambra state.

The motor accident which occurred directly opposite a petrol fueling station involved a Toyota Corolla and Toyota Camry cars with nine victims on board.

An eye witness report that Toyota Corolla was trailing behind the Camry which was carrying diesel when the driver suddenly lost control and rammed into it.

Eyewitness went on to further say both vehicles immediately went up on fire, while the passengers escaped unhurt.

Verifying the incident, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kumapayi Andrew, said the crash involved a total of nine persons on board comprising seven male adults and two female adults.

He said no injury was recorded in the incident.

He said, “An unidentified motorcycle rider was knocked down by an unidentified driver of Toyota Camry car with registration number YEN 697 PY, who was speeding and lost control.

“An unidentified Toyota Corolla driver without registration number tailgating the Camry car rammed into it and it led to fire out break because the Toyota Camry car was carrying diesel.

“FRSC rescue team, Nigeria Police and men of men of NSCDC all on ground managing the situation ensuring free flow of traffic. The fire was put off with a local initiative by the team.

A water tanker was called to put off the fire before the coming of men of the Fire service.”

Kumapayi seriously warned motorists to avoid speeding and tailgating, insisting they should use recommended speed limit especially in build up areas or common sense speed limit to avoid crash.

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