The Mitsubishi L300 commercial bus with registration number NSR774ZF was involved in the incident, which occurred near the Okija police checkpoint.
The news reporter said one person was seriously injured while seven others came out safe and sound in the incident.
The public education officer, the Federal Road Safety Corps, Pascal Anibo, confirmed the incident and linked it to a flat tire.
He said: "Today, Friday, July 17, 2020, around 8:45 a.m., a major traffic accident (RTC) caused by a burst tire was registered near the Okija Police Station along the Ihiala-Onitsha Toll Road."
"Registration of the vehicle is a Mitsubishi L300 commercial bus with registration number NSR774ZF. A total of eight (8) adult men were involved in the accident. One victim was injured to a certain extent while others escaped without injury.
"The victim was taken to Obi Jackson Hospital by the Ihiala unit command of the FRSC rescue team. The team also took care of removing obstacles.
"The commander of the FRSC sector, Andrew Kumapai, warned vehicle owners and drivers of using non-standard or out-of-date tires.
"They also need to make sure they confirm the expiry date of their tires and only buy new tires to avoid such incidents."
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