An accident which occurred at Ugwu-Onyeama on the Enugu-Onitsha expressway on Sunday morning, reportedly claimed the lives of seven members of a family.
The accident involved a Toyota Camry with registration number CM960FKJ, and a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number ENU75YY, belonging to a mass transit company and reportedly occurred at about 8 a.m. on the Enugu axis of the expressway.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu who confirmed the incident told newsmen that the two vehicles that were on top speed collided in one lane of the expressway, and seven passengers in the Toyota car who are members of the same family and one other from the bus lost their lives in the accident.
NAN reported that he further disclosed that the bodies of the deceased had been deposited in the mortuary of the Enugu State University of Teaching Hopsital, (ESUTH), Parklane. He said four others sustained injuries in the crash and were receiving medical attention at the same hospital, while investigation into the incident had commenced.
Facebook user Senetor Okafor Onyeka wrote;
Terrible accident now at idodo a truck and a bus fully loaded with passengers coming either from onitsha or enugu to abakiliki, please if your friend or your family members traveled from each of this mentioned cities kindly call them to know if they were safe. thanks RIP to the dead ones
It was also reported few months ago, that three biological children and seven family members of Saidu Yarkufoji, a member of Zamfara State House of Assembly, representing Bakura state constituency, died in an auto crash.
The Zamfara command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed the tragic incident to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday. Nasiru Ahmed, spokesman of the command, said the crash was caused by a head-on collision involving a Volkswagen Golf car and a Coca-Cola truck.
The accident occurred along Sokoto-Gusau road on Sunday.