By G9ija

Four persons lost their lives in a ghastly auto crash at the Spera-en-deo junction of the Ogoja-Abakaliki-Enugu federal highway on Monday evening.

The Ebonyi Sector Commandant of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Stella Uchegbu, confirmed the fatalities in an interview with newsmen in Abakaliki.

Mrs Uchegbu stated that the accident involved an articulated vehicle and a bus.

“Eight persons were involved in the accident: five females, two males and a child.

“Four persons were injured: three females and a male while four people died: two females, one male, and a child.

“The injured persons had head, hand, neck, leg, and general body injuries as the accident were caused by overloading and speed violation,” she disclosed.

The FRSC commandant further explained that the corps recovered four handbags and three cartons of goods from the crash scene while the victims were evacuated to the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki.

“The doctor confirmed the death of four persons, and their corpses have been deposited at the hospital’s morgue,” she said.