Eight persons, seven of which are of the same family, died in a fatal auto accident on Sunday, June 10.
The accident occurred at Ugwuonyeama on the Enugu-Onitsha road at 8 a.m.
The Spokesman for Enugu State Police Command, Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the accident occurred said the accident involved a Toyota car with registration number CM960FKJ and Toyota Hiace bus with registration number ENU75YY, belonging to a mass transit company.
“The two vehicles collided,” he said.
The PPRO said that seven passengers in the Toyota car, members of the same family, died in the incident.
He added that their bodies had been deposited in the mortuary of the Enugu State University of Teaching Hopsital – ESUT, at Parklane.
He said four others sustained injuries in the accident and were receiving medical attention at same the hospital, adding that investigation into the incident had commenced.