Fire guts ambulance conveying corpse of Catholic priest’s mother, if not for the quick intervention of mourners, the corpse of Mrs. Onyemata, mother of a Catholic priest of the Okigwe Catholic Diocese, Rev. Fr. Alex Onyemata, would have been razed by fire over the weekend.
The ambulance was on its way to the Mercy Mortuary in Umulogho Obowo, Imo State on Saturday, January 11, 2020, when it caught fire along Owerri-Umuahia road, due to a petrol leakage.
The corpse was, however, quickly rescued by her family members who were accompanying, before the fire engulfed the vehicle.