20180611

TRAGIC: Family Of 7 Perish In Fatal Accident

The Police Command in Enugu have confirmed the death of a family of seven in an autocrash which occurred at Ugwu-Onyeama on the Enugu-Onitsha expressway on Sunday morning.

The accident was due to overspeeding.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the incident in a statement yesterday, said it occurred at about 8 a.m 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 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 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.