Seven persons died yesterday being Friday the 12th of June, 2020 while several others sustained injuries in a motor accident on their way to a funeral ceremony on the Ogidi-Abatete road in Idemili Local Government Area of Anambra state.
The accident involved a Mercedes Benz tipper loaded with sand and a Mercedes Benz 608 bus carrying 19 persons.
The bus was said to be conveying members of a family to the burial ceremony when it collided with the tipper lorry.
An eye witness said the tipper rammed into the bus following a tyre burst, which resulted in loss of control.
The Mercedes Benz 608 bus was driven by one Ezeugwu Christopher and the Mercedes Benz tipper was driven by one FC Ugwumba.
Casualities involved included 17 adult males, 1 female adult and 1 female child. They were all rushed to Twinkle hospital Ogidi by members of the community.
Meanwhile, the corpses had been deposited at the hospital’s morgue.