13 wedding guests including groom’s brother, sister-in-law perish in fatal accident in Rivers

At least 13 wedding guests have died and many others injured in a fatalm accident in Etche Local Government Area of .

The crash involving a Coaster bus filled with passengers and a truck occurred close to Akpoku- Udufor community on Sunday, September 26.

One Great Missionary, shared photos from the scene said the bus was conveying passengers from Afara community in Etche to a community in the neighbouring Imo State for the conventional marriage between one Chief Ambrose Igbokwe Nwuzi and his third wife.

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According to report, Empiregist News gathered that, less than 30 minutes after the bus took off, it collided with a truck killing over 13 of its passengers.

It was gathered that the community was still in shock as deceased persons were said to be mostly parents.

A source from the area, identified himself simply as Chibuike said the two vehicles had a head-on collision.

Chibuike blamed the accident on overspeeding, adding that after the collision, the bus sommersaulted many time.

He said the younger brother to the groom and his wife were among the dead casualties.

He said while 11 persons died on the spot while died on their way to the hospital.

Spokesman of the Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident, however, said five copses were recovered from the scene.

“Yes, I am aware of it. Five bodies were recovered from the scene and deposited at the hospital. Some persons with injuries were taken to the hospital. I don’t know if there were more deaths.” he stated.

13 wedding guests including groom

13 wedding guests including groom

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