No fewer than five wedding guests have been confirmed dead after their bus collided with a truck along the Odufo Road in Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The PUNCH reports that the victims were amongst a total of 11 passengers heading to Abia State from a wedding ceremony on Sunday in the state.
Confirming the accident, the spokesman for the Rivers State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, said five corpses have been recovered from the scene.
However, sources in the area claimed the figure was higher.
“Yes, I am aware of it. Five bodies were recovered from the scene and deposited at the hospital. Some persons with injuries were taken to the hospital. I don’t know if there were more deaths,” Omoni said.