Nine wedding guests including the groom’s parents, siblings, uncle of the groom have met their untimely demise in a car accident after they attended a wedding.
According to an eyewitness, the victims were retiring to their camp in Ebedebiri in the state’s Sagbama Local Government Area following the wedding ceremony of Keme Kelvin and Florence when the tragic tragedy occurred.
The bus that the dead persons were onboard crashed with an incoming car returning from Warri in Delta state, according to reports.
According to witnesses, the vehicles were attempting to divert to the East-West road when the sad tragedy occurred.
At the scene of the crash, officials from the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) told Daily Trust that they had transported four people with injuries to a hospital in Yenagoa, but one of them died later.
Corroborating the accident, the spokesperson of the police in the state, SP Asinim Butswat, claimed that the Command has commenced investigation into the incident.
Butswat said: “The unfortunate accident occurred on Saturday 4th December, 2021 at about 1700hours, along the Glory Land drive, Igbogene, involving a Toyota Hiace Bus with Reg No. AKL 652 YP and a Toyota Forerunner SUV with Reg No. KMK 923 AA,” he stated.
“Sketch marks of the scene were taken, the accidented cars were also evacuated to the Igbogene Division for further inspection
“The corpses of the victims were deposited at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri while the injured passengers are responding to treatment at the same hospital.”