Two Reverend Sisters, their driver, and a couple have been burnt to ashes after their vehicles crashed at the Nawfia axis of the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, in Anambra state.

The Reverend Sisters were Rev. Sr. Virginia Obike and Rev. Sr Monica Ilem, while their diver was Mr Chamberlain Umunakwe.

Investigations revealed that the Reverend Sister Obike, the Principal of Handmaid’s Secondary School, Amansea, Awka North LGA, and her Bursar, Reverend Sister Ilem and their driver, Mr Umunakwe were traveling to Amansea in a Toyota Hiace bus belonging to the school, and were coming from Ifite-Ogwari, Ayamelum LGA, where they went to purchase bags of rice for the school.

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According to ABS, other victims in a Toyota Highlander were identified as Mr Emmanuel Okeke, former Anambra State Government Storekeeper, and the wife.

Mr Ifeanacho Okeke from Nsugbe, Anambra East LGA, who spoke at the accident scene said he spoke with his brother, Emmanuel around 5pm yesterday, and around 9pm his and the wife’s lines were off, leading to search and the sad discovery early this morning.

An eyewitness, who spoke to ABS,  Mr. Chinecherem Okonkwo from Nawfia, Njikoka LGA, said he arrived at the accident scene yesterday 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 discussing in low tones, while others helped in taking the vehicles off the single lane of the Expressway for free flow of traffic.


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