Ambulance carrying corpse of Priest’s mother engulfed by fire
An ambulance conveying the corpse of Mrs. Onyemata, mother to Rev. Father Alex Onyemata, a Nigerian Catholic priest serving under Okigwe Catholic Diocese, was said to have been gutted by fire over the weekend while on its way to Mercy Mortuary in Umulogho community of Obowo, Imo State.
According to eyewitnesses, family members and other mourners rescued the corpse from the fire incident which was caused by petrol leakage on Saturday January 11, at Owerri-Umuahia expressway.
The corpse was subsequently carried in a stretcher to the mortuary by the mourners who were forced to walk.