Family of Four Dies in Auto Crash in Anambra


David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka

A road accident, which occurred at Nkwelle Ezunaka junction in Oyi Local Government Area, Anambra State, saturday 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 saturday, the Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed said the corpses of the victims had been deposited 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.

The spokesman explained that the tipper the driver, one Ebuka Ekene, who sustained minor injuries was treated and subsequently arrested.

He noted that the case was under investigation and corpses were photographed and deposited at the hospital morgue for postmortem examination.

He added that the police command was making effort to trace the relations of the victims.