No fewer than 60 Passengers escaped death when a fully loaded commercial luxury bus crashed into the drainage on the Enugu-Onitsha expressway.
An eye witness, Mr John Obi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), that the bus with plate number KRD 730 XJ, belonging to Young Shall Grow motor, took off from Onitsha and was heading for Taraba State
Mr Obi said the passenger bus, which was descending the Kwata bridge just before the popular Unizik junction in Awka, on top speed was trying to avoid an unmarked petrol tanker.
Mr Obi added that the tanker was turning on the Expressway after discharging its content at a nearby filling station.
He said, though, no life was lost but some passengers sustained various degrees of injuries.
One of the victims, who identified himself as Chukwudi, said he was thankful to God for the narrow escape from death but was not psychologically balanced to speak further.
“I just thank God, because this could have been my last day, for me I thank God,” he said.
Meanwhile, a combined team of Police, FRSC, NSCDC personnel, and the state Fire Service were at the scene of the accident.