Saturday, November 3, 2018
Bus Conveying Madonna University Students’ Somersaults, Catches Fire
The dead students have been identified as, Kerry Oliver (200L), Christable (200L, OPT) and Rita (200L, OPT), while those rushed to the hospital are Stanley (400L, MLS), Chidima Nwosu (200L, OPT) and Divine (100L, EE).
Below is what a student (one of them) who witnessed the accident wrote;
“One of my buses we chattered from Taraba state, containing only Madonna students (we chartered 2 buses) had an accident today around 6:PM, the bus somersaulted and caught fire immediately, the bus burnt beyond recognition, student were burnt inside the bus alive. 3 students were burnt to death beyond recognition (2 girls, 1 boy), 3 students managed to come out, but 1 broke her leg and head.
They were immediately rushed to the hospital (and they are all unconscious).
The buses contained 12 students (6 students in each bus, containing the driver, 7 people). It all happened in Ebonyi State, Abakiliki. (I don’t know the state of the driver, whether he survived or not.).
Currently I am in one police station in Abakalili, can’t travel again this night, I was actually in the bus in the beginning but later I changed to the other bus. (Thank God.) 5 girls and I’m the only boy in the second bus. We are all madonna students)”