Saturday, February 21

 2/21/2015         No comments
No fewer than 20 women from Bayelsa State were on Saturday burnt to death in multiple auto-accidents after they visited the first lady Dame Patience Jonathan.

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According to reports, the accident occurred at Ahoada, in Rivers State and involved a Toyota Sienna car, a jeep and a bus with an inscription of Peoples Democratic Party Women Initiative. According to a security source, all the occupants of the bus perished except for a woman who managed to escape.

The source said, “The affected women were traveling in the bus which went up in flames. They were burnt to ashes. Only one of the women was rescued.”The women were said to have paid a two-day a solidarity visit to the first lady in Okirika.

The Bayelsa State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Mr. Vincent Jack also confirmed the accident. He, however, said only nine persons were burnt to death, two died without been burnt while many others who sustained injuries were rushed to Madonna clinic in the area.

According to him, the accident occurred when the tyre of the Toyota Sienna burst and rammed into the bus carrying the women, the jeep then also rammed into the bus in confusion, a situation which led to the bus going up in flames.

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