9 Bayelsa women burnt to death in car accident

About 20 women from Bayelsa State were on Friday Feb. 13th burnt to death in multiple vehicle accident after visiting the first lady Dame Patience Jonathan.

According to the The Nation, the accident occurred at Ahoada, in Rivers State and involved a Toyota Sienna car, an SUV and a bus with the inscription, Peoples Democratic Party Women Initiative.

A security source put the number of burnt victims at 20 adding that all the occupants of the bus perished.

The source who spoke in confidence 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.”

It was learnt that the women paid a solidarity visit to the first lady in Okirika where they spent two days.

The Bayelsa State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr. Vincent Jack confirmed the accident.

He, however, said only nine persons burnt to death, two died without being burnt while many others were rushed to Madonna clinic in the area.

He explained that the accident occurred when the tyre of the Toyota Sienna burst and rammed into the bus carrying the women.

He said the SUV also rammed into the bus in confusion, a situation that made the bus to go up in flames.

Source: The Nation

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