No fewer than eight persons have lost their lives in an auto crash that occurred along the Enugu-Nsukka single-carriage way.
Three of the eight victims in the accident which took place weekend, were burnt beyond recognition.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the accident in a statement yesterday, said the vehicles involved a DAF trailer with registration number XE460AWK and a Ford Bus with registration number XA435KC.
The vehicles caught fire and burnt the passengers in the bus.
He said the bodies of the deceased had been deposited at Our Saviour Hospital Mortuary at 9th Mile awaiting autopsy and collection by their relations.
The PPRO said efforts were on to track down the fleeing driver of the said DAF trailer.
In another development, the State Police Command said it had commenced full investigations to determine the extent of involvement of one Ifeanyi Ani of Akpugo in Nkanu West local Government Area of the state in a case of robbery.
The suspect and three other persons now at large were allegedly trying to rob their unsuspecting victims of their valuables at about 12 noon on July 13, 2012 at 9th Mile axis before security operatives from 9th Mile Police Division swooped on them.
Amaraizu said three of the suspects escaped with two motorcycles while one was apprehended.