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Auto-crash: Seven women drown in a stream in Agbarha community

There was pandemonium in Agbarha community, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, weekend as seven women, reportedly died in a stream between Oghara and Edoide -Agbarha -Otor communities.

It was gathered that the deceased had boarded a Siena car and were on their way from a party when the car suddenly lost control and plunged into the stream and the seven victims who could not swim were drowned in the process.

The incident according to an eyewitness occurred at about 5.30 pm on Saturday.

The eyewitness narrated that, “there were nine persons including the driver inside the vehicle. It was coming from Orogun direction and was headed towards Agbarha town.“Along the line, the driver lost control and the car climbed the big covert and plunged into the stream.

“Some residents and travelers trooped to the scene in an effort to rescue the victims. The driver and one other passenger who could swim were the only survivors.

“By the time the other victims could get help, they had already drowned. Their lifeless bodies were later recovered from the stream”.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer of the State command, Mr. Bright Edafe said the driver of the vehicle escaped.

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