A newly wedded bride, identified as Maryam Olawunmi Afolabi Ahmed, has died in a ghastly car accident five days after her wedding in Kaduna State.
Maryam, who tied the knot only a few days ago, was one of 18 passengers on an 18-seater bus killed in a freak accident in Gidan Kwano, along the Minna-Bida road in the Bosso Local Government area of Niger State, in the early hours of Sunday, June 19.
Some passengers of the bus, which was said to have taken off from Lagos, were burnt beyond recognition when the driver ran into a broken-down heavy tipper truck on the road.
The Spokesperson of the Niger Command Police Command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, who confirmed the incident, explained that one survivor is currently receiving medical attention in Minna hospital.
Family and friends of the deceased bride have taken to Facebook to mourn her demise.
One Onaolapo Ayinde Wasiu revealed that Maryam had returned to Abeokuta with her husband after their wedding and was heading back to Kaduna on Sunday to commence her final year exam when the accident that claimed her life occurred.
“Maryam Ajibola Ahmed It's So Pathetic As Maryam Recently Got Married Last Week In Kaduna And Moved To Abeokuta With Her Husband But Unfortunately She Was Involved In An Accident Along Gidan Mangoro,Minna Early Hours Of Saturday On Her Way Back To Kaduna While She Was Expected To Commence Her Final Exams In Kaduna Polytechnic This Upcoming Week. May God Forgive All Her Short Comings And Grant The Family Of The Deceased The Strength To Bare The Loss”. He wrote.
Meanwhile the remains of the victims have been given mass burial at Gidan Mangoro Burial Ground outskirt of Minna, the state capital.