No less than two persons have been confirmed dead, while a senior police officer is in critical condition in the hospital after a bus crashed and went up in flames at Elele-Alimini, Emuoha Local Government of Rivers State, The PUNCH reports.
The bus was said to be travelling to Ahoada, also in Rivers State when the incident occurred.
It was leant that it was conveying petroleum products when the explosion occurred, burning two occupants to death.
The state police command confirmed that the operative was in critical condition and was in an undisclosed hospital.
The spokesman of the State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the death of the two persons.
“Yes, I can confirm that the fire incident claimed two lives. The policeman who was in the bus sustained life threatening injuries.
“It is an accident involving two vehicles. Two cars collided and fire ignited. I don’t know if the policeman, a Deputy Superintendent of Police is dead or not. I think he (cop) is in critical condition,” Omoni added.