In what will come across as a really tragic development, as many as eight students of Madonna University, Okija in Anambra state, have died.
The students reportedly died in a fatal accident while on their way to Taraba State.
SaharaReporters learnt the accident occurred on Saturday night as the students were reportedly going home for the forthcoming general elections.
A Facebook user, Matthew Mbam who broke the news of the unfortunate incident on his page said it happened at TTC/Special Science school junction along the Trans-Saharan Road, Abakaliki, Ebonyi state.
“WHAT A HORRIFIC SCENE!!!” he wrote. On my way back from Nwezenyi, Igbeagu, Izzi, Ebonyi State, Nigeria, where I had gone to pick up some people, I came across this awful scene at the TTC/Special Science School junction along the trans-Saharan road.
“Actually, I also passed in the morning when I went to drop the individuals whom I went to pick this evening, but I didn’t notice the situation as there was no gathering of people there as the site was apparently abandoned.
“Seeing the swarm of folks with some army officers around the charred truck, I decided to stop my car by the roadside and came out to find out what had occurred. I was told that the accident happened yesterday at twilight on Saturday, February 18th.
Describing the accident as horrific, Mbam said the bus conveying the students caught fire and got burnt beyond recognition.
God have mercy