A family of seven who died in an accident which occurred on June 10, 2018 at dilapidated Ugwu-Onyeama axis of Enugu-Onitsha expressway, are set to be buried this weekend.
The family of seven died in the accident involving a Carina E model which was conveying them to Enugu, and a Toyota bus belonging to Onitsha South mass transit. It was further gathered that they were locked on one lane of the road following the bad state of that portion of the highway.
We reported before now that the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said it occurred about 8am on the Enugu axis of the expressway. Amaraizu said 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.
He said that the two vehicles that were on top speed collided in one lane of the expressway. According to him, 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.
The police spokesperson said that their bodies 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.
Recall also that Alhaji Saidu Yarkufoji, a member of the Zamfara State House of Assembly, lost ten family members in an accident which occurred along the Sokoto-Gusau road. The incident which occurred on Sunday, April 22, 2018, was confirmed by Nasiru Ahmed, a Route Commander with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the tragic event happened following a head-on collision between a Volkswagen Golf car and a Coca-Cola truck.