A nursing mother and six others including the driver of a commercial bus heading to Owerri from Onitsha have been killed in an auto crash.
The accident happened at Onitsha/Owerri road, precisely at Njaba hill, Imo State, according to Daily Sun.
The newspaper reports that a Mercedes Benz lorry on high speed rammed into the bus conveying 16 passengers, causing the vehicle to somersault several times, killing seven passengers and injuring 10 others.
The newspaper further reported that the nursing mother was identified by a source who said she came from Umuogwuta, Ndegwu in Owerri west council area and was a petty trader who had gone to Onitsha market before she met her untimely death.
The State Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, sector commander, Joseph Aremu confirmed the incident.
He, however, added that while their preliminary investigation had indicted the lorry driver, further investigation was still ongoing to ascertain the actual cause of the accident.
Aremu said the dead victims were immediately taken to the mortuary while the injured victims were conveyed to the hospital by his men from the Njaba unit.