Ambulance conveying corpse of Catholic Priest’s mother gutted by fire (photos)

An ambulance conveying the corpse of Mrs. Onyemata, the mother of Reverend Fr. Alex Onyemata, a Catholic priest reportedly serving under Okigwe Catholic Diocese, was gutted by fire over the weekend. 

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According to reports, the corpse was rescued from the serious fire caused by fuel leakage when the ambulance was on its way to Mercy Mortuary in Umulogho community of Obowo, Imo State. 

Eyewitnesses said the family members of the deceased and other mourners rescued the corpse from the fire incident which reportedly happened on Saturday January 11, 2020 at  Owerri-Umuahia expressway.

It was gathered that the corpse was subsequently carried in a stretcher to the mortuary by the mourners who were forced to walk. 

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