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Ebonyi: Six student burnt to death, 9 injured in auto crash

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Six persons suspected to be students of Madonna University, Okija, in Anambra state were Saturday burnt to death in an auto crash along the Abakaliki-Enugu highway.

Daily Trust gathered that the accident happened at about 6pm on Friday.

An eyewitness by name Chukwuma Ogwa who spoke to Journalists said the ghastly accident which was a head on coalition involved two commercial buses.

Ogwa added that, it took the efforts of villagers who were alerted to rescue the other students who sustained injuries.

“The accident happened on Friday evening just near the bridge which is just about two poles to Ezzamgbo general hospital between two commercial buses.

“One of the buses which was carrying the students skip off the road and somersaulted into the bush and caught fire.

“So it took the efforts of villagers to put-out the fire and at the same time use axe to break the bus so as to rescue the passengers in one of the bus,” he explained

When contacted the Public Education Officer of Federal Road Safety Commission, Ebonyi state command, Mr. Monday Okoro confirmed that 9 persons were injured.

His words:”Nine persons were injured. out of the nine, 8 were male and 1 female. number of persons killed were six among which were 4 males and 2 females.

“Those killed were taken to FETHA 2 were they were deposited at morgue. those injured are also taken treatment in same hospital.

The cause of the accident was a head on coalition, the numbers of the buses are AWK 742XA and the other is from Taraba state with registration number, JAL 376 ZX. he explained.

Mr. Okoro further called on motorists to always obey road signs and stop over speeding.

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12 Comments Nigeria News
Lurdharry• 9 months ago
Olite1996• 10 months ago
too bad
AbdulsalamAbdulatee• 10 months ago
King• 10 months ago
This is really sad I must say. May the souls of the departed rest in peace.
Abidoun• 10 months ago
iammicharles• 10 months ago
May God keep us all
Ahmadusman07• 10 months ago
innkayobami• 10 months ago
Oh lord
Racheal• 10 months ago
Sorbari• 10 months ago
Ah God, poor children. #Myheartbleeds
Raymond• 10 months ago
Have mercy
Abdulhafeez• 10 months ago
Ha..may God protect us o..RIP to d deads

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