Madonna University students returning home for election die in auto crash.

Tragedy struck on Saturday, February 18 as at least 7 Madonna University students died in an accident on their way to Taraba State.

A bus conveying Madonna students home crashed and caught fire, at TTC/Special Science School junction along the trans-Saharan road in Abakiliki, Ebonyi State, on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 18.

The students were returning home ahead of the upcoming general elections.

A hospital staff took to Twitter to reveal that many of the victims are in the burns unit and the Accident and Emergency unit at the Alex Ekwueme Teaching Hospital and they are “all in pains.”

Those students who managed to jump out of the burning bus reportedly suffered multiple fractures, the hospital worker said.

Photos from the scene show the charred remains of victims sticking out of the burnt bus.

Loved ones have taken to Facebook to mourn the dead.

One of the victims has been identified as Grace Usman Ezra.