Groom Loses Parents, a newlywed couple in Bayelsa, suffered tragedy after nine people perished in an auto accident, including the groom’s parents and sibling.
The accident happened near a tollgate on Glory Land Drive in Yenagoa’s Igbogene axis, the state capital.
The deceased were returning to their camp in the state’s Sagbama Local Government Area after the wedding ceremony when the terrible tragedy occurred, according to an eyewitness.
The bus that the deceased people boarded collided with an oncoming car returning from Warri, Delta state, according to Daily Trust.
According to witnesses, the vehicles were attempting to divert to the East-West road when the sad tragedy occurred.
According to a witness, the collision may have been caused by the poor condition of that axis of the East-West route.
At the scene of the accident, officials from the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) told Daily Trust that they had taken four people with injuries to a hospital in Yenagoa, but one of them died later.
Because the inquiry is still underway, he said the commission will issue an official statement at the conclusion of the operation.
SP Asinim Butswat, the Bayelsa Police Public Relations Officer, said the inquiry into the incident has begun.
“The sad accident occurred on Saturday, December 4th, 2021, at around 1700 hours, along the Glory Land drive, Igbogene, involving a Toyota Hiace Bus with registration number AKL 652 YP and a Toyota Forerunner Jeep with registration number KMK 923 AA,” he stated.
“Sketch marks of the spot where the Groom Loses Parents were transported, as well as the accident cars, to the Igbogene Division for additional inspection.”
“The victims’ bodies have been deposited at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital in Okolobiri, while the injured passengers are being treated at the same institution.” (Source: Daily Trust)