Three students of the Delta State University, allegedly died on Wednesday, following an auto crash in Abraka.
According to reports, the speeding Bob Izua Transit bus, going from from Benin to Abraka, was trying to avoid a pothole when it lost control and somersaulted severally before bursting into flames.
Many survived with injuries, but three Delsu students were said to have been trapped at the back seat and got burnt beyond recognition. One of the victims was identified as Jennifer. One of the survivors later took to his Facebook page to share his experience.
A survivor wrote:
Its a Thanksgiving day for me. I escaped death yesterday 4-5pm. The vehicle somersaulted and the side of the vehicle I was hit the ground. The vehicle started burning. I tried to escape through the window but it was too tight but somehow I was able to climb out but my feet’s were burnt. As at the time of my escape the vehicle was ready to explode. As soon as I was able to jump out, after helping one of the victims, within 1 minute the vehicle exploded, kaboom! The other people who were unable to escape got burnt to ashes. This is a tragedy but one thing I am grateful of is that I was able to escape and was also able to save one person. May Jah be praised. He liveth forever. God is indeed great. Rest in peace to all those who lost their lives and may the good Lord comfort the family of these victims. Amen!