Four persons lost their lives in a ghastly motor accident that occurred at the Spera-en-deo junction of the Ogoja-Abakaliki-Enugu federal highway on Monday evening.
The Ebonyi Sector Commandant of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mrs. Stella Uchegbu, confirmed the fatalities in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki.
Uchegbu said that 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 the head, hand, neck, leg and general body injuries as the accident were caused by overloading and speed violation,” she said.
She said that four handbags and three cartons of goods were recovered from the scene while the victims were evacuated to 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.