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Tragedy struck Tuesday night when two Catholic reverend sisters, their driver and a husband and wife were burnt to death in a fatal auto crash in Anambra State.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the
accident involving a Toyota Hiace bus and a Toyota Highlander occurred at the Nawfia axis of the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway on Tuesday night, April 12.
PLATFORM TIMES further gathered that
the nuns identified as Rev. Sr. Virginia Obike and Sr. Monica Ilem, both Principal and Bursar of Handmaid’s Secondary School, Amansea, Awka North LGA, and their driver, Mr Chamberlain Umunakwe, were traveling to Amansea from Ifite-Ogwari, Ayamelum LGA, where they went to purchase bags of rice for the school.
Other victims in a Toyota Highlander were identified as Mr Emmanuel Okeke, former Anambra State Government Storekeeper, and the wife.
Mr Ifeanacho Okeke, who spoke at the accident scene said he spoke with his brother, Emmanuel around 5pm on Tuesday and around 9pm him and the wife’s lines were off, leading to search and the sad discovery early this morning.
An eyewitness, Mr. Chinecherem Okonkwo from Nawfia said he arrived the accident scene last night during light rainfall when the vehicles were still burning, but it was late for any meaningful help.
Reverend Fathers and Sisters were seen at the accident scene, while others helped in taking the vehicles off the single lane of the Expressway for free flow of traffic.