By Adekunle Dada
Four mourners have been killed while 15 others sustained various degrees of injury after the Toyota Hiace bus conveying some members of the Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) lost control and rammed into a tree along the Gboko-Makurdi highway.
The accident occured on Thursday morning, April 7 around the NYSC Orientation Camp located at Annune in the Tarka Local Government Area of Benue State.
Sources said that the women who were members of St. Francis Catholic Church, Nyeikaa, Owner Occupier Quarters, Makurdi were returning to Makurdi after attending the burial of one of their own when the auto crash happened.
“A hummer bus conveying CWO women that attended a burial coming in from Wannune heading to Makurdi lost control and rammed into a tree, killing most of the occupants including the driver and injuring many,” the source said.
The Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Yakubu Mohammed, who confirmed the accident said out of the 19 persons that were involved, four died on the spot while 15 sustained various degrees of injury.