9 wedding guests die in a fatal accident after attending a wedding in Bayelsa
Nine wedding guests including the the groom’s parents, siblings, uncle have died in a fatal auto crash in Bayelsa state.
The accident occurred at the tollgate along Glory Land drive in Igbogene axis of Yenagoa, the state capital of Bayelsa on Saturday, December 4.
According to an eyewitness, the deceased persons were returning to their base in Ebedebiri in Sagbama Local Government Area of the state after the wedding ceremony of Keme Kelvin and Florence, when the unfortunate incident happened.
It was gathered that the bus which the deceased passengers boarded collided with an oncoming vehicle returning from Warri in Delta state.
The vehicles were reportedly trying to divert to the East-West road when the accident happened, according to witnesses.
Confirming the incident, spokesperson of the police in the state, SP Asinim Butswat, said the Command has commenced investigation into the incident.
“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.” he added.