A family of eight has died in a car accident at the Amanwozuzu junction in the Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo state.
The tragic incident occurred around 3 pm on Friday, Dec. 29.
The father of the family was driving his wife and children in a Sienna vehicle when they ran into a stationary truck carrying rods.
Eyewitnesses said the rod pierced the bodies of the victims and all of them died on the spot.
The vehicle was broken to bring out the lifeless bodies of the family members.
Policemen from the Ikeduru Local Government Area Division have deposited the bodies in a morgue.
The Divisional Police Officer in charge of the Ikeduru LGA, Lucky Ahiole, a Chief Superintendent of Police, said the stationary truck was parked at the roadside when the driver of the Sienna vehicle ran into it.
Ahiole 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.”