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Two Catholic Sisters, Others Burnt To Death In Anambra

Two Catholic Sisters, Others Burnt To Death In Anambra

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Zaccheus Ukhueleigbe
Zaccheus Ukhueleigbe

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A fatal accident has claimed the lives of two catholic nuns and three others in Anambra State.

The catholic sisters who both worked in a school as Principal and Bursar of Handmaid's Secondary School, Amansea, Awka North, were traveling to Amansea from Ifite-Ogwari, Ayamelum LGA, where they went to purchase bags of rice for the school.

The sisters identified as Reverend Sister Virginia Obike and Sister Monica Ilem and their driver Chamberlain Umunakwe.

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. 

Other victims in a Toyota Highlander were identified as Emmanuel Okeke, former Anambra State Government Storekeeper, and the wife. Ifeanacho Okeke, who spoke at the accident scene said he spoke with his brother, Emmanuel around 5:00pm yesterday, and around 9:00 pm his and the wife's lines were off, leading to search and the sad discovery early this morning.

An eyewitness, Chinecherem Okonkwo from Nawfia, said he arrived 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, while others helped in taking the vehicles off the single lane of the Expressway for free flow of traffic.

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Zaccheus Ukhueleigbe
Zaccheus Ukhueleigbe

is a media and communications professional | digital media strategist. A proud Nigerian and an advo...

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