TRAGEDY struck in Enugu on Sunday when a motor accident occurred at Ugwu-Onyeama, along Enugu/Onitsha Expressway, killing a family of seven and one other person on the spot.
The accident was said to have involved between a Carina E-car with registration number: CM 960 FKJ conveying a family and a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number ENU 75 YY belonging to a popular mass transit company. Both vehicles were said to have collided resulting in the fatal accident.
Following the accident, a detached men of the traffic division of the Central Police Station, Enugu were said to have rushed to the scene and took the victims to the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Park-lane Parklane and Orthopedic Hospital, both in Enugu for medical treatment.
Confirming the story, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amarizu, said the deceased family were traveling with the Toyota car when the accident occurred, adding that their dead bodies had been deposited in mortuary of the Teaching Hospital, Enugu.
Amaraizu said “four of the injured persons are still receiving medical attention at the ESUT Parklane hospital Enugu. A full scale investigation into the incident has commenced”