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Two Catholic Nuns, Couple, Driver Burn to Death in Road Accident in Nawfia

Human interest

Two Reverend Sisters; Rev Sister Virginia Obike and Rev Sister Monika Ilem have lost their lives in a motor accident in Anambra State, alongside a couple and driver.

The nuns alongside their driver, Mr Chamberlain Umunakwe were burnt in an official vehicle belonging to Handmaid’s Secondary School, Amansea, Awka North LGA, while they were travelling back to the school after an official engagement.

The accident happened on Tuesday night at Nawfia community, when the bus conveying the nuns crashed with another vehicle conveying a couple, bursting into flames and burning the occupants beyond recognition.

A source said the nuns who are principal and bursar respectively, were on their way from Ifite Ogwari, Ayamelum Local Government Area, where they had gone to buy bags of rice, meant for their boarding students, when the accident happened.

The victims in a Toyota Highlander involved in the accident were identified as Mr Emmanuel Okeke, former Anambra State Government Storekeeper, and the wife.

THE RAZOR NEWS gathered that the accident happened around 9pm on Tuesday. As at Wednesday morning, priests of the Catholic stock were seen at the accident scene morning their loss.

Anambra State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Adeoye Irelewuyi while confirming the incident was also said to have commiserated with the victims, while also urging caution among motorists.

Ifeizu

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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