A University of Calabar graduate identified as Mary Owan was recently killed in car accident.According to reports, she died just a few days away from getting married.Family and friends of the Owan have taken to social media to mourn her passing.
While many people celebrated their birthdays and the gift of life on Monday, January 28, the same could not be said of a young lady identified as Mary Owan, a fresh graduate of the University of Calabar in Cross River, who lost her life in a car accident.
The graduate of History and International Studies, who died on January 28, was engaged to her partner, Emma and they were slated to get married on Saturday, February 2, in her home town. Owan who was a niece to University of Calabar Vice Chancellor, Prof. Zana Akpagu, was said to be on her way to her hometown for the traditional wedding rites when the tragic incident occurred. Reports show that the accident occurred in Edor, Ikom local government area of Cross River State.
A close friend of the victim identified as Jhoi Joseph Edem on Facebook, shared a video of Owan trying out her wedding dress; unknowingly for the last time.
For the past few weeks, there have been series of tragic news on brides and groom dieing on their wedding days or a day before. Recall, Just in December, a bride identified as Fawziya Tataru died a day before her wedding day in Bauchi. Fawziya, a Quantity Survey graduate of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi State, has her wedding scheduled for 11:00am at Gwallaga mosque, on December 29th, but died a sudden death on December 28th.
A bride whose husband was killed two hours after their wedding in a bloody car wreck outside the reception hall was buried next to him Friday as family and friends wept and held one another in their grief. ‘Little did anyone ever realize that the vow ’till death do us part’ would come so quickly for this young couple in this tragic event,’ said the Rev. Thomas DeVita who performed the funeral mass at St. James’ Roman Catholic Church.
About 650 mourners jammed into the church to say goodbye to Carol Zagorski Phillips, 24, who died Tuesday without ever knowing her husband had been killed. The bride and her fiance, Peter Phillips, 27, were married at St. James April 4. Two hours later, as the couple traveled to the reception, a car slammed into their hired limousine, killing Phillips and mortally injuring his new wife.
‘I know that as Christ rose to heaven that both Peter and Carol Ann are joined together as they were joined together in matrimony,’ DeVita said in the funeral mass as family and friends wept and many held hands and hugged one another in their grief. The groom’s brother, John Phillips, 29, who was best man, also was killed in the bloody crash as the limousine carrying the wedding party made a left turn into The Sands at Lido, a reception hall in Lido Beach, N.Y. The bride’s sister, Debra Zagorsky, 22, was severely injured in the crash. She had to be helped from a van into a wheelchair as she arrived for the funeral.