It was a black Friday in Amanwozuzu in Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State as a family of eight traveling home for the new celebration died in an auto crash.
The incident which happened around 3pm on Friday according to an eye witness caused heavy gridlock as vehicles and passengers seek alternative routes to travel.
The source told our correspondent that the father of the family who was conveying his wife and children in a sienna vehicle ran into a stationary truck carrying rod.
“The rod pierced the bodies of the victims and all of them died on the spot”. The source said.
It was also gathered that policemen and indigenes broke the vehicle to bring out the lifeless bodies of the family members.
As of the time of filing this report, policemen from the Ikeduru Local Government Area Division had deposited the bodies in a morgue.
The Divisional Police Officer in charge of the Ikeduru LGA, Lucky Ahiole, a Chief Superintendent of Police, told our correspondent that the stationary truck was parked at the road side when the driver of the sienna vehicle ran into it.
The DPO said ” it is terrible. Eight died and we have taken them to a morgue. We had to break the sienna vehicle to bring out the dead bodies. The rod pierced their eyes and bodies and even the children died.”