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48 hours after Rivers lifted curfew, five clubbers die in road crash


RIvers police

Just 48- hours after Governor Nyesom Wike lifted the two-month curfew imposed on Rivers State, five clubbers were confirmed killed in a fatal accident.

The incident occurred along the NTA Road, in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the State on Saturday.

It was learnt that a speeding Lexus Saloon car rammed into a stationary sewage truck near the Okilton axis of the NTA Road early on Saturday, killing all occupants.

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The PUNCH gathered that the occupants of the vehicle two females and three males who were returning from a nightclub.

It was gathered that tears flowed freely when family rmembets raced to the scene of the incident later that morning to identify the bodies.

Meanwhile, a resident while speaking on the cause of the accident called on the state government to reinstate the night curfew.

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“You can see that just two days after that the Governor lifted the curfew, see what has happened early this morning. And the man was on high speed.

According to the report, the accident caused a gridlock along the Rumuokwuta to Location junction axis going into Port Harcourt.

Spokesman for the State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident, saying the corpses have been evacuated.

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Omoni said, “I can confirm the accident this morning at NTA Road, it’s a terrible situation. Our men went there to evacuate the corpses and the police have commenced investigations to unravel the cause of the accident.”