Two lives were lost while a senior police official sustained life threatening injuries after a bus went up in flames after being involved in a crash at Elele-Alimini, Emuoha Local Government of Rivers State.
It was learnt that the bus was carrying petroleum products to Ahoada when the explosion happened, burning two occupants to their death.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the incident to Punch said the operative was in critical condition in an undisclosed hospital.
“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.