Two Malayalee nuns killed in bus accident in Ghana in West Africa
KOCHI June 18: Two nuns of Kerala-based Holy Family Congregation died, and two others were injured in a bus accident at Kordiabe in Ghana in West Africa on Sunday night, according to information received here on Monday morning .
The Congregation authorities here gave the names of the deceased as Sister Annie Elvina (67) and sister Kripa Paul (36). The injured are Sister Binsi Maria and Sister Danya. All the four were working in Ghana as part of the Congregation activities there. Sister Anie, who is the regional superior of the Congregation in Ghana, is a retired professor from St Joseph's college, Irinjalakkuda in Thrissur district while Sister Kripa has been a nurse.
Sister Prasanna Thattil, Superior General of the Holy Family Congregation headquartered at Mannuthi near Thrissur and Sister Udaya, General Council member of the congregation have rushed to Ghana to provide support to the victims of the accident.
They have already reached New Delhi on their way to Ghana, and are in touch with the Indian Embassy authorities in that country. Talking to TOI here over phone from New Delhi, Sister Prasanna said all arrangements have been made for providing treatment to injured nuns. She said as per the information received by her, the condition of Sister Dhanya is critical.
''We are also trying to bring bodies of two nuns who expired. We will be flying to Ghana at the next available flight after getting the visa,'' she said. She said the mishap occurred when they nuns were travelling from their workplaces to residence. The mini bus in which they were travelling turned turtle. Five people including the two nuns had reportedly lost their lives in the mishaps. The remaining three deceased are reported from Ghana itself.