The tanker, it was learnt, was coming from Onitsha when it lost control following a brake failure.
An eyewitness told our correspondent that the truck, while descending a slope, rammed into the bus loaded with yams, coming from the opposite direction.
“One of the occupants of the bus was still trapped in the vehicle before men of the Federal Road Safety Corps, police, Fire Service and Civil Defence were on ground controlling traffic.
Confirming the incident, Staff Officer to the Anambra State FRSC Sector Commander , Ejem Ufiem, said two persons trapped in the vehicle died instantly.
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