The Enugu police have confirmed the death of a family of seven in an autocrash which occurred at Ugwu-Onyeama on the Enugu-Onitsha expressway on Sunday morning.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said it occurred about 8am on the Enugu axis of the expressway. Amaraizu said the accident involved a Toyota Camry and a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number ENU75YY, belonging to a mass transit company.
He said that the two vehicles that were on top speed collided in one lane of the expressway. According to him, seven passengers in the Toyota car who are members of the same family and one other from the bus lost their lives in the accident.
The police spokesperson said four others sustained injuries in the crash and were receiving medical attention at the same hospital.