A motor accident which occurred along Onuebonyi Road, by Sharon Junction, in the Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State on Wednesday, January 18, has claimed the lives of two supporters of the All Progressives Congress.
The party members were reportedly in a car they chartered, which belongs to Onitsha South Mass Transit.
They were reportedly heading to Iboko, the Izzi council secretariat, the venue for the flag-off campaign of the APC governorship candidate in the state, Francis Nwifuru, which took place on Wednesday.
While the man and woman died instantly in the accident, others sustained various degrees of injuries.
An eyewitness blamed the accident on carelessness on the part of the driver. The eyewitness told Punch;
“One of the drivers was moving carelessly, but unfortunately for him, he collided with another car in an attempt to overtake without minding his life and that of passengers.
“I learnt the victims of the accident had been taken to the hospital, but I’m sure two persons, a man and a woman died instantly. It was a painful experience today.”