Two Reverend Sisters, three others burnt to death in auto crash in Anambra

Auto crash

The burnt bus

By Okafor Ofiebor

Two Reverend sisters and three other passengers have been burnt to death after the vehicle they were driving crashed at the Nawfia axis of the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, Anambra State.

The identity of the reverend sisters is not yet known. Other victims included the driver and a couple.

According to a report by Anambra Broadcasting Service, ABS, the reverend sisters, principal and bursar of Handmaid’s Secondary School, Amansea, Awka North LGA, and their driver, were travelling to Amansea in a Toyota Hiace bus belonging to the school.

They were coming from Ifite-Ogwari, Ayamelum LGA, where they went to purchase bags of rice for the school.

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Other victims in the Toyota Hiace bus were identified as Mr Emmanuel Okeke and his wife.

Mr Ifeanacho Okeke, who spoke at the scene of the accident said he spoke with his brother, Emmanuel around 5pm on Tuesday and around 9pm and that both his phone and that of his wife were switched off, which led to a search and the sad discovery of their burnt bodies early this morning.

An eyewitness, Mr. Chinecherem Okonkwo from Nawfia, said he arrived at the accident scene yesterday night during light rainfall when the vehicle was still burning, but that it was late for any meaningful help for the victims.

Reverend fathers and sisters were seen at the accident scene discussing in low tones, while others helped in taking the vehicle off the single lane of the expressway for free flow of traffic.

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