A ghastly accident on Saturday at Nkwelle Ezunaka junction in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State claimed the lives of a man, his wife, daughter and mother-in-law.
Eyewitnesses say the accident involved a lorry and a car, and the victims, who were rushed to a nearby hospital, were confirmed dead on arrival.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed said the corpses of the victims have been deposited in a morgue.
“There was an accident involving a tipper and a Toyota Camry along Nkwelle Ezunaka junction in Onitsha,” Mohammed said.
“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 mother-in-law, whose names are still unknown, sustained various degrees of injuries.
The PPRO said the tipper driver, one Ebuka Ekene, who sustained minor injuries, was treated and subsequently arrested.