FRSC, Police, Fire service avert disaster on Niger Bridge


Rescue efforts by men of Anambra Fire Service, Police and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Sunday prevented a fire disaster at the middle of the Niger Bridge linking Delta and Anambra.

An eyewitness said the incident occurred at about 10 a.m. at the ever busy bridge.

FRSC officials

According to the source, one of the articulated vehicles started emitting smoke which triggered panic among commuters plying the bridge.

“If not for the prompt response of men of the FRSC, Police, who used helicopter to monitor situation and fire service, hundreds of people trapped on the bridge would have been consumed by fire.

“The incident caused traffic on the bridge as motorists had to wait for about two hours before the smoke was put out and the vehicles towed away by personnel of FRSC,” the source said.

Confirming the incident, FRSC Sector Commander in Anambra, Mr Sunday Ajayi, said that…

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