Family of 4 drown in Nnewi, Anambra state

www.odogwublog.com reports that tragedy struck in the industrial town of Nnewi, Anambra state when a man,Onyeka Nnodu 45, his wife Amarachi 25 and two female children Chizom and Chioma aged seven and five respectively got drown during an heavy downpour over the weekend.

Sources said that the family was riding on a bike at about 9pm on Friday when they were allegedly hit by a car from behind at Eme-Court road, Okpuno-Egbu, Umudim-Nnewi and got thrown into a gutter already flooded because of heavy rain and got drown.

Sources said it was the cry of Amarachi that attracted the attention of sympathizers who rushed to the scene of the accident and got her rescued.

Onyeka and the two children were however not lucky as the search party quickly organized for them searched all night without positive result.

The search party in company of security agencies continued the search for the three persons the following day and at about 10.00am discovered the man lying unconscious at Egbuna street, Umudim Nnewi.

He was consequently rushed to Akudo Mission Hospital where medical personnels are battling to revive him.

The search was still on for the missing two children who are suspected to have been dead as at the time of filing this report.

A relation of the family who would not want his name in print said that Onyeka and his wife sells bag at Nkwo Nnewi main market and that it was the heavy rain that prevented them from getting home on time as they had to stay somewhere for the rain to recede.

He pointed out that as at the time Onyeka and his wife wanted to continue the journey home, the yet to be discovered children protested vehemently but were coerced into following the couple before the incident occurred.

The Nnewi Area Commander of NPF was not on seat when our reporter called on him to take the police angle of the incident but a senior officer who will not want his name in print confirmed the incident.

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