4 ABIA POLY STUDENTS DIE IN ROAD MISHAP
Four students of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba last Friday lost their lives in a ghastly motor accident on their way to Calabar, the Cross River State to observe the institution's Rag Day.
Although the information about their death was still sketchy, Daily Sun gathered that the four unidentified students were among those who hired a commuter bus to convey them from Aba to Calabar where they preferred to do their Rag Day.
But four of the students, who went to Calabar for the event, could not come back alive as the bus they were travelling in was involved in a fatal accident. Many other students were said to have sustained serious injuries.
A source hinted that immediately the accident occurred, the four students were rushed to the hospital.
The source added that the Rector of the polytechnic, Elder Allwell Onukaogu was contacted on phone and personally went to see the students and deposited some money for their treatment.
But few minutes after leaving the hospital, at about 8p.m, the rector was said to have received another call that the students had died.
Daily Sun learnt that the students' death disrupted the rag day celebration in the institution yesterday. Some students who spoke to Daily Sun on the issue condemned the attitudes of some of their colleagues who travelled far distances to observe the rag day, stressing that if their colleagues had remained within the city, they would still be alive.
Efforts to get the institution's public relations officer (PRO) to speak on the tragedy was futile as calls made to her phone were not picked.