Fam­ily of Four Dies in Auto Crash in Anam­bra

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A road ac­ci­dent, which oc­curred at Nk­welle Ezu­naka junc­tion in Oyi Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area, Anam­bra State, yes­ter­day claimed five lives com­pris­ing an uniden­ti­fied man, his wife, daugh­ter and mother in-law.

The ac­ci­dent in­volved a tip­per and Toy­ota Camry car, which the fam­ily was trav­el­ling with.

A source told THISDAY that the crash hap­pened through a head on col­li­sion be­tween the two au­to­mo­biles.

The vic­tims, who were said to be rushed to a nearby hospi­tal, were con­firmed dead on ar­rival.

Speak­ing on the ac­ci­dent yes­ter­day, the Po­lice Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer, Haruna Mo­hammed said the corpses of the vic­tims had been de- posited in a morgue.

Mo­hammed said, “There was an ac­ci­dent in­volv­ing a Tip­per and a Toy­ota Camry along Nk­welle Ezu­naka junc­tion in Onit­sha. The ac­ci­dent oc­curred when the two ve­hi­cles had a head on col­li­sion.

“As a re­sult of the ac­ci­dent, the Driver of the Toy­ota Camry, one Mr Godwin Akaeme and three other pas­sen­gers in the car com­pris­ing his wife, daugh­ter and fe­male in-law whose names are still un­known sus­tained var­i­ous de­grees of in­juries.

He added that po­lice pa­trol team at­tached to 33 Divi­sion vis­ited the scene and rushed ca­su­al­ties to Apex hospi­tal for treat­ment but un­for­tu­nately all the four vic­tims were cer­ti­fied dead by the med­i­cal doc­tor on ar­rival.

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