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[Anambra]–A fully loaded luxury bus belonging to Young Shall Grow Motors has crashed into a drainage system while making attempts to avoid collision with a petrol tanker.

The incident which happened at Enugu-Onitsha expressway, occurred on Friday, March 10, 2017.

It was gathered that the accident happened while the bus with plate number KRD 730 XJ, took off from Onitsha and was heading for Taraba, and was on high speed, while trying to avoid an unmarked tanker which was turning on the Expressway after discharging its content at a nearby filling station.

One of the victims, who identified himself as Chukwudi said he was thankful to God for the narrow escape but was not psychologically balanced to speak further, The Punch reports.

“I just thank God, because this could have been my last day, for me I thank God,” he said.

It was confirmed by the Vice Chairman of Red Cross Society in Anambra, Prof Peter Katchy, that although there was no record of death, but few passengers sustained minor injuries which had been treated.

Meanwhile, combined team of Police, FRSC, NSCDC personnel, and the state Fire Service were at the scene of the accident.

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