Newly wed couple lose 9 family members in fatal auto crash

NNPC report

Newlywed couple mourned as the groom lost nine members of his family in an auto crash hours after their wedding in Bayelsa State.

The tragic incident claimed the lives of the groom’s father and eight siblings who were heading home after the wedding.

According to information, the accident occurred at the tollgate along Glory Land drive in Igbogene axis of Yenagoa, the state capital.

The vehicles were reportedly trying to divert to the East-West road when the unfortunate incident happened, according to witnesses.

Police Public Relations Officer in Bayelsa, SP Asinim Butswat, said the Command has commenced investigation into the incident.

He said: “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 Jeep with Reg No. KMK 923 AA.


“Sketch marks of the scene were taken, the accidental 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 facility.”