Eight students of Madonna University in Rivers state have reportedly been burnt to death in a road accident.
The incident was said to have occurred along the Trans-Saharan road in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state, on Saturday while the students were travelling to Taraba state.
It is understood that the undergraduates were returning home after the school announced a break for the forthcoming elections.
Their bus was said to have caught fire and got burnt beyond recognition, leaving eight dead and 10 other occupants seriously injured.
Those injured were rushed to the Alex Ekwueme Teaching Hospital in Abakaliki, the state capital, for treatment.