NINE TEENAGE MOVIE ACTORS DIE IN ROAD CRASH IN BENUE
Nine teenage movie actors have died in a ghastly motor accident along the Katsina/Ala-Ikyowe road in Katsina/Ala Local Government Area, Benue State.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Deputy Superintendent, DSP, Catherine Anene, confirmed the incident.
It was gathered that the teenage artists involved in the accident were crew members of a movie production outfit in Zaki Biam in Ukum LGA of the State.
It was said that they were on their way back to their base after a marketing tour when the fatal accident occurred.
An eyewitness of the incident told newsman that the bus conveying the victims was crushed by a trailer killing all the passengers and their driver near a police check checkpoint in the community.
He added that the loud bang attracted the attention of villagers who trooped to the road to assist and rescue the victims but none of them survived the crash.
The source revealed that some were even crushed beyond recognition but the remains of five were still intact.
“When this happened those that were at the roadblock fled for fear of being lynched by the people. But the people mobilized and moved all the bodies to the hospital where they were deposited at the mortuary after which their relations were contacted.
“It is indeed sad because these were young upcoming movie artists who got into the movies to make a living and were indeed making waves in our area and their lives just came to an end just like that, it is sad,” he said.
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