4 killed in Anambra auto crash

 The Anambra state police command has confirmed that an 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.

It was gathered that the accident involved a tipper lorry and a car.

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.

Mohammed said, “There was an accident involving a tipper and a Toyota Camry car along Nkwelle Ezunaka junction in Onitsha.

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 “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.