Simon Utebor, Yenagoa
No fewer than 12 individuals had been on Thursday burnt to dying in a street accident alongside Tombia-Amassoma street in Yenagoa native Authorities Council Space of Bayelsa State.
Whereas 9 individuals had been reportedly burnt to ashes on the spot following an explosion that accompanied the accident, 4 others later died on arrival on the Niger Delta Educating Hospital in Okolobiri.
It was gathered that the accident concerned a 14-seater passenger bus and a diesel tanker truck believed to be conveying chippings to a development website across the Ammassoma space.
Eyewitnesses mentioned the accident occurred at about 8.45 pm on Wednesday.
“The bus and diesel truck collided and the bus burst into flames. All people within the bus was trapped and burnt past recognition. 4 individuals rushed to the hospital gave up the ghost,” one of many eyewitnesses, who craved anonymity, mentioned.
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Officers of the Federal Highway Security Corps (FRSC) confirmed that the passengers had been burnt past recognition.
“Once we arrived on the scene at about 10 pm there was nothing we may do,” they mentioned.
They mentioned the preliminary investigation confirmed that the accident was attributable to dashing on the a part of the diesel truck driver.
“We consider the truck driver eliminated the plate quantity and escaped from the scene of the accident. However the passenger bus carries plate quantity VA6243,” they mentioned.
Spokesperson for Bayelsa State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident.
He mentioned the scene was gory and horrible.