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9 JAMB candidates die in accident

Published on April 27, 2013 by   ·   56 Comments

No fewer than nine candidates going to sit for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examinations today were feared dead in an auto crash on the Aba-Port Harcourt Expressway.

The Public Relations Officer of the Abia State Police Command, Mr Geoffrey Ogbonna, said seven persons, including the driver died instantly while two others died later in hospital. The police did not identify the victims.

The police image maker said that the candidates were travelling on a Hiace bus with registration number Rivers XY 249 from Port Harcourt to Aba. Ogbonna said that the driver of the bus rammed into a truck with with registration number Lagos XC 109 SLK, parked off the road.

He said that the accident occurred at Obeaku-Ihie in the Ugwunagbor Local Government Area of Abia at about 10.40 a.m.

Ogbonna said that the dead had been deposited at the mortuary while six survivors of the accident were in critical condition and receiving medical attention in a hospital Aba.

He said that the 15 seater-bus, was conveying mainly people, going to sit for the JAMB examination, slated for 27 April.

According to him, the clue comes from the items recovered at the scene of the accident.

A witness, Mr Peter Okolo, attributed the accident to over-speeding and recklessness on the part of the driver.

He said that the driver lost control of the vehicle when he wanted to overtake a vehicle in front of him.

“When he saw an upcoming vehicle while he was over-taking the car in front of him, he veered off the road and then rammed into the truck parked off the road,” Okolo said.

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56 Comments for “9 JAMB candidates die in accident”

  1. chisom

    wat a sad news.Evr1 needs sumtn gr8t n lyf,bt d system seemz 2 b as difficult as hell,bt i truely belive dat God made a blissfl place 4 al d lost souls involved n dis race(JAMBE).R.I.P dia friendz,cos God knwz best.success 2 al d jambite…..

  2. chai ya……… So shocked may God actp dia gentle soul in jesus name.

  3. Abiola

    Inna lillahi wahina ilayhi rajihun!!!

  4. for them,they hav gone and may dia gentle soul rest in perfect peace.And we that ar left behin,we shuld knw dat ours is yet to come bcos 4 evryblessed day of our live,we are subtractn a day frm d numbered days of our live…hmmm.R.i.p oncemore


    May der lifs rest in piec

  6. Rip amen,jamb take note for the life of those victim

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