Two persons lost their lives in a fatal auto accident in Anambra State on Sunday.
A source said the commercial bus crashed with another vehicle and went up in flames, leaving two persons dead while other passengers escaped unhurt.
The Anambra fire service confirmed the incident, saying that some of the vehicles involved in the crash could have been saved but for the bad culture of motorists not giving emergency vehicles the right of passage.
Martin Agbili, Chief Fire Officer in Anambra said: “At about 1336hrs (1:36 pm) today Sunday 05-06-2022, the Anambra State Fire Service, Awka, Nigeria received a distress call of fire outbreak at Enugu-Onitsha Expressway Umuokpu Awka, Anambra.
“The fire was caused by a road crash (accident) involving a Romchi Mass Transit bus and a Lexus RX350 vehicle.
“We were able to fight the fire and extinguish it from spreading to other passing vehicles after so much delay at Amawbia flyover traffic.
“We would have saved a lot but for the chain of traffic.
"People should learn to give way to emergency vehicles, especially fire trucks.
“During the fire outbreak, two lost their lives while other passengers escaped the fire outbreak.
"We appreciates the prompt call of the public for this fire outbreak but we were delayed by traffic, which made us not to reach the fire scene in time.”