Bus Conveying Nigerian Students From Sudan Catches Fire

One of the buses conveying stranded Nigerians from Khartoum, Sudan, to Port Sudan caught fire in the early hours of Monday.

26 buses conveying the stranded Nigerians left Al Razi around 12 am on Monday for Port Sudan where they will move into Saudi Arabia.

According to the Chairman, Nigerians Elders’ Forum in Sudan, Hashim Na’Allah, said 50 students were conveyed in the bus, but no one was injured or died during the incident.
Na’Allah narrated “One of the buses conveying some 50 Nigerian students from Sudan with a tag number (Katsina 1) heading to Port Sudan as part of the second batch of FGN evacuation got damaged due to excessive heat from one of the vehicle’s tyres.

“The incident happened around 2:30 am Sudan time with 50 students in the bus. The driver stopped the bus near an RSF checkpoint, just before the tire exploded causing a fire to start.

“All the passengers escaped unhurt. Forty out of the 50 passengers were later distributed to the other buses evacuating the students, while the remaining passengers spent the night where the incident happened alongside the driver at the RSF checkpoint.

“The students said the RSF really did their best to help the passengers and offered them cups of tea in the morning before they left.”

Credit: The PUNCH


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