An auto accident, which occurred
near Atakpo River in Ibusa along
Asaba-Ogwashi Uku road in Delta
State, has left 13 persons including
an Anglican Priest dead.
The death of the priest, Rev.
Stanley Ejiniwe has thrown
the entire Asaba Diocese of the
Anglican Communion into
Four survivors of the crash are
receiving treatment at St. Joseph
Catholic Hospital and St. Rebecca
hospital both in Asaba, the state
capital while the dead made up
of 11 males and two females were
deposited at the General Hospital,
The vehicles involved include
a Ford bus with registration
number GWK 684 XA belonging
to Christ Anglican Church, Ibusa;
Mitsubishi L300 with registration
number BJ 831 AKD; a commercial
bus; and a Honda car numbered
BEN 413 CF.
The driver of the commercial bus
and his wife reportedly died in the
crash, according to an eyewitness
who added that the cleric who
was recently transferred to Christ
Anglican Church, Ibusa was alone
in the Ford bus belonging to his
The eyewitness further said
that the priest was descending
the hills from Ibusa end while
the fully loaded commercial bus
was ascending before a head on
The Honda car also said to be
coming from Ibusa and on high
speed rammed into the vehicles.
Confirming the report on Friday,
the state Sector Commander of the
Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC,
Mr. Rindom Kumven blamed the
crash on over speeding and poor

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