9 JAMB Candidates Die In Accident

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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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  • From all of US at mayorfirstsms.com…sorry for this unfortunate occurence…we deeply regret the demise of these Jamb Heroes who today have gone to the great beyond in the course to secure admission into our varsities. I pray Jamb honours them in any way feasible

  • From all of US at mayorfirstsms.com…sorry for this unfortunate occurrence…we deeply regret the demise of these Jamb Heroes who today have gone to the great beyond in the course to secure admission into our varsities. I pray Jamb honors them in any way feasible as well as grant survivors automatic admission so that they don’t have to go out next year for this event

  • from the details in the accident, the driver was over speeding recklessly and the passengers may be quite, so guess, that is what they bargain for, so therefore, may the dead be buried and the living feels the pain.that is my own, for others still applying the route,watch those drug assisted drivers

  • Personally, I never liked the idea of sitting for JAMB in any far distant state. May the souls of this young lads rest in peace. Amen

  • Hmmm,nawa o,d driver was careless,Y overtakn?,so shocked!dos studnts told dr parents dat dy r goin 4 exams nt 2 go n die…i commiseratd wit d families of dos student,may God gv dm d fortitude 2 bear d irreparable loss!

  • @Emeka, i prayed dat u shld xperience wat worster dan dis in ur home..Amen.
    2 d great 1ce dat lost dere lyf in d range of b’cuming sumting gr8 in lyf, may all ur souls R.I.P….Amen.

  • Dy yung ladx r goin 2 ryt jamb in which dx uselss pple alrdy hv dia candidatex wh d wil grnt admision n c hw dy waste dx future stars lyfs. God wil ask u all 4 all d pains n bd acts n am sure ur childrens wil et ot of ds pain u kox dia family. R.I.P palx.

  • what can we do to this terific things, that is happen to nigeria youth. If nigeria continue wasting souls and innosent people like this. How people wil remain for the govt to rule on….. Oh Lord pass this country please… I pray for their soul to rest in perfect peace… Amen

  • 9 JAMB Candidates Die In Accident
    27 April, 2013
    Local
    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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  • D govt shud investigate y people normaly die on jamb day, cus it seems ogboni is involve in dis case. Nevertheless, may der soles rest in peace.

  • The president mush hear this, 9 soul die cos they cant sit for JAMB in Aba as they were posted to other available place outside Aba, that means Aba was filled up and they have to go to other allotted place and they lost their life through reckless driving, good! Mr President JAMB has outlive it usefulness, therefore it should be scrap and the autonomy needed by our universities can take proper root. Those who reap gain in this will not support its scrap, but for GOD sake scrap them fast. The other side that need to be scrap is N.Y.S.C., now term by the youth as “NIGERIA YOUTH SUFFERING CONTINUE” instead of National Youth Service Corp, it has outlive its usefulness. This why Government and companies do not employed workers, as awoff workers are available through first tier batch, second tier batch, third tier batch and even forth tier batch. Nigeria people, open your eyes, let these government pet go for peace to rain in this country.

  • so sad,may their soul rest in peace.these our drivers drivers,y not be careful and drive.forget abt 100 trips a day.God will always bless d one u hv made.pls stop this reckless driving.watch d dist well b4 u overtake.these reckless driving is much.imagin future generation.RIP

  • For those that survive Federal govt should give them addmition without Jamb…. For those that are late may God accept them in his kingdom…. R.I.P

  • @Emeka. u dnt knw how to talk. i pray u go 2ru loss worse dan dat. evry1 is feeling pity n u r talkin shit. piss off dude. shame.

  • Jamb, wht is it wit dis jamb??? Cant one jest write janb in his or her area why all d travellin?? Haba haba, may dere soul rest in peace.

  • I hate 2 hear bout premature death….diz is xo tragic…i mostly feel 4 d parents and hw dey are goin 2 feel bout diz news…hw can one journey 4 a better future with d money and struggle jez 2 meet his/her untimely end…Oh lord!!plz ve mercy and accept dia souls.in2 ur kingdom…sorbing…..

  • Dis is so sad,tank God i xcaped it.bcos i waz supos 2 go 2 Aba 4 my Utme too,TANK GOD i left it…May der gentle souls rest in perfect peace…AMEN

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