But for providence, no fewer than 22 students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, would have perished on Saturday when the vehicle conveying them was involved in an auto crash along Okigwe axis of the nightmarish Enugu/ Port Harcourt Expressway.
The students were going for a burial ceremony of the late mother of their course mate at Mbaitolu Ikeduru in Imo State when the accident occurred around 10am.
Speaking with our correspondent at the scene of the incident, one of the victims who simply identified herself as Delight, a second year student of Library and www.nigerianuniversitynews.com Information studies, blamed the accident on the deplorable condition of the highway.
According to her, the driver of the bus conveying them was about overtaking another vehicle when he suddenly saw a
dangerous pothole in the middle of the road, and in his attempt to dodge it, the vehicle veered off from the highway and started somersaulting.
Wreathing in pains, she said after somersaulting for several times “we all saw ourselves in the median of the expressway
way trapped in the vehicles with the roof upside down.”
It took the combined efforts of other commuters and sympathisers to evacuate the injured passengers out of the badly damaged bus which has the inscription of Christ Church Chapel Choir C4, UNN Campus. Although no life was lost virtually all the passages were seriously injured, and their
choir robes as well as other personal effects littered on the ground.
A crowd of sympathisers helped to get the critically injured ones to hospitals at Okigwe for medical treatment .
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