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Accident Claims Life Of Anglican Priest, 12 0thers In Delta

Posted: Mar 11, 2016 at 11:57 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
Felix Igbekoyi, Asaba
Thirteen persons including an Anglican Priest were confirmed dead in a multiple auto accident which occurred near Atakpo River in Ibusa along Asaba-Ogwashi Uku road in Delta State last Thursday
The vehicles involved include a Ford bus with registration number GWK 684 XA belonging to Christ Anglican Church, Ibusa; Mitsubishi L300 with registration number BJ 831 AKD; a commercial bus; and a Honda car numbered BEN 413 CF.
Four survivors of the crash are receiving treatment at St. Joseph Catholic Hospital and St. Rebecca hospital both in Asaba, the state capital, while the dead made up of 11 males and two females were deposited at the General Hospital, Ibusa.
The driver of the commercial bus and his wife reportedly died in the crash, according to an eye witness, who added that the cleric who was recently transferred to Christ Anglican Church, Ibusa was alone in the Ford bus belonging to his parish.
The eye witness said the priest was descending the hills from Ibusa end while the fully loaded commercial bus was ascending before a head on collision.
The Honda car also said to be coming from Ibusa and on high speed rammed into the vehicles.
The death of the priest, Rev. Stanley Ejiniwe has thrown the entire Asaba Diocese of the Anglican Communion into mourning.
Confirming the report on Friday, the state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Rindom Kumven blamed the crash on over speeding and poor visibility.