At least nine persons have been confirmed dead while scores were injured on Sunday while accompanying a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ambrose Igbokwe Nwuzi to marry a third wife in Imo State
The nine persons from Afara community in Etche Local government area of Rivers were heading to Imo State for a traditional marriage between Mr Nwuzi a third wife when the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a speeding trailer.
Eyewitnesses said the incident occurred along Akpoku/Udufor Road.
According to the eyewitnesses, amongst the dead was also Mr Nwuzi’s younger brother, Ogunka.
As at the time of filing this, the bodies of the deceased have been evacuated to the mortuary while the injured have all be taken to the hospital for medical attention.