4 die in Ebonyi auto crash

Four persons lost their lives in a ghastly motor-accident which occurred at the Spera-en-deo junction of the Ogoja-Abakaliki-Enugu federal highway on evening.

The Ebonyi Sector Commandant of the Federal Road Safety (FRSC), Mrs Stella Uchegbu, confirmed the fatalities in an interview with the News Agency of (NAN) in Abakaliki.

Uchegbu said the accident involved two vehicles: an articulated vehicle and a bus.

“Eight persons were involved in the accident: five females, two males and a child.

“Four persons were injured: three females and a male while four people died: two females, one male and a child.

“The injured persons had head, hand, neck, leg and general body injuries as the accident was caused by overloading and speed ,” she said.

She said four handbags and three cartons of goods were recovered from the scene while the victims were evacuated the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki.

“The doctor confirmed the death of four persons and their corpses have been deposited at the hospital’s morgue,” she said. (NAN)