The Federal Road Safety Corps , Bayelsa State Command, on Thursday, confirmed that 10 passengers died in a road crash along the Tombia-Amassoma Road in the state.
The Sector Commander, Mr Robert Ogom, told reporters yesterday in Yenagoa that three persons were injured in the incident which occurred on Wednesday night.
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Ogom stated, “The incident was a head – on collision involving a truck and a 14 – seater bus that had 13 persons on board.
“The impact was heavy on the bus and it caught fire , burning all the occupants. The incident occurred at about 9 pm.
“Eight of the passengers were burnt to ashes on the spot , two others died at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital in Okolobiri.
“By the time our personnel got to the scene , the driver of the truck had run away. ”
The sector commander blamed the crash on bad lighting system and speeding by both drivers.
“ Drivers should always ensure that their vehicles are in order before going on to the road. They should also avoid speeding and dangerous driving,” he said.