Reports have it that while the two women died on the spot, two others were placed on oxygen and seven in a stable condition at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia.
The President of CAN (Youth Wing), Daniel Kadzai, confirmed this in an interview on Monday.
He said, “The accident happened last night (Sunday). They were moved to the hospital that night. Two of the women died on the spot, two others are on oxygen and seven are in a stable condition because they were 11 in the vehicle. They are currently at the Federal Medical Centre Umuahia, Abia State.
“They were coming from Port Harcourt where they had their national WOWICAN Convention. They finished the convention on Sunday. They were returning to Gombe State, specifically the North-East when the accident happened.”
Kadzai stated that what could have been a ghastly accident was averted in Kaduna State when 74 delegates, coming from the WOWICAN convention, narrowly escaped death.
He said, “A similar thing also happened but God took control of the situation for the women returning to Kaduna State. Their luxury bus was flagged down by the local vigilance group members who were holding sticks. The driver didn’t know that the vigilance group operatives were there.
“The driver dodged them and ended up in the ditch. The bus jumped down and swerved off the road and luckily for them, the bus ended in thick sand. That was what saved them.”
While soliciting prayers, most especially for the families of the bereaved and CAN over such unfortunate losses, YOWICAN commended the leadership of the Abia wing of CAN for its prompt response in offering assistance.