While Nigerians celebrated her 57th Independence, a family in Edo has been thrown into mourning following the demise of a student and her parents.
As Nigerians celebrated its 57th Independence Anniversary on October 1, 2017, a family in Edo State was thrown into sorrow and mourning following the death of a 300-level Law undergraduate of the University of Benin.
According to Uniben Campus Villa, an online news portal operated by the students of the institution, the deceased identified as Elizabeth Omanije, alongside her parents, were involved in a ghastly motor accident along the Benin Airport Road in the city and the three of them died on the spot.
It was gathered that Elizabeth who celebrated her 19th birthday earlier in the year, and her parents were on their way to visit some relatives when the vehicle they were inside collided with another car.
Their vehicle was said to have caught fire immediately, consuming all the occupants including the girl and her parents who were all burnt beyond recognition.
Elizabeth, a jovial and all loving fellow, turned 19 in July this year.
Confirming the sad incident, the Student Union Government of the institution, through its Public Relations Officer, Ehiabi Goodnews through a release said:
"The Student Union Government, University of Benin, regret to announce the passing unto the glory of one of our sisters, Elizabeth Omanije, a 300-level student in the Faculty of Law, aged 19.
She died alongside her parents in a fatal motor accident. It is our prayer that her gentle soul rests in perfect peace."
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