No fewer than three members of the Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress travelling to Abuja for the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly have been reported dead while some others sustained various degrees of injuries in an auto crash on Monday.
The Punch Newspaper reported that the incident occurred when the bus they were travelling in, had a head-on collision with another bus at Agbor in Delta State.
According to the APC spokesperson in the State, Cajetan Duke who described the incident as a sad one, two lives were lost in the unfortunate incident.
Meanwhile, other sources who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed that three people died during the incident.
According to a source, three victims including two males from the Amaraku community in the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of the state and a female from the Ogbor community in the same LGA, died in the car crash.
A source within the party, who pleaded anonymity, said the coordinators of the senator-elect for Imo North, Patrick Ndubueze, and the House of Representatives member-elect for Okigwe North Federal Constituency, Miriam Onuoha, were part of the victims.
“Three persons died while others who sustained injuries have been rushed to hospitals. Their bus had a head-on collision with another bus and three persons, two males and a female, died. Two males from the Amaraku community and a female from the Ogbor community all in the Isiala Mbano LGA.
“They were travelling in two buses. It is a sad development.
“The party is saddened by the development. It is a sad commentary and we pray God accepts their souls,” he said.