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Two Undergraduates Feared Dead in Auto-Wreck

Two understudies at the Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo State, have been accounted for dead in a car collision in the Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State.

It was learnt that the episode happened on the principle grounds of the foundation on Wednesday.

One of the perished was distinguished basically as Ebere, a 300-level understudy of the Faculty of Education.

It was accumulated that a few understudies had boarded a 18-seater transport which worked as a grounds carry, while setting off to their separate offices.


As indicated by a source in the college, no sooner had the van left the transport stop close to the school entryway around 7am than it somersaulted.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the effect left Ebere dead on the spot, while another understudy kicked the bucket later in the doctor’s facility.

The rest of the 15 travelers and the driver were said to have supported changing degrees of damage.

It was learnt that some of those in basic conditions were taken to the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital for treatment.

The source stated, “The understudies boarded the transport close to the school door. Instantly a short time later, the transport somersaulted. A young lady kicked the bucket on the spot, while another passed on in the healing facility. Numerous others were harmed.

“I don’t feel that the transport driver was speeding on the grounds that there are speed breakers out and about. In any case, the street is messy.”

It was accumulated that the occurrence tossed the college group into grieving, as understudies of the Faculty of Education on Thursday deserted their classes out of appreciation for their left associate.

The college’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Edward Aihevba, said he didn’t have any report of passings.

“There were losses that were raced to the doctor’s facility. For the present, I can’t affirm any passing,” Aihevba said.

The representative told our reporter that an investigative panel had been set up by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ignatius Onimawo, to unwind the conditions encompassing the mischance.

“They (panel individuals) are to explore the quick and remote reasons for the mischance and the loss level and turn out with a report. Every one of them who were on the transport were dealt with.

“Those with unmistakable wounds were raced to the healing facility. The rest were given medical aid treatment,” he included.

The state Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo, said a female understudy kicked the bucket in the crash.

He stated, “A female understudy kicked the bucket. Two are at present at the Irrua Specialist Hospital and one is at a private healing facility.”


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