New Yam Festival Tragedy Leave 15 Persons Including Masquerades Dead In Anambra State

Published On: October 14, 2015, 9:13 pm
Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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THE Umuchu community in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State has been thrown into mourning following the loss of at least 15 persons, including some masquerades, in a motor accident  during the community’s New Yam festival last Sunday.

Those, who sustained injuries are receiving treatment  in various hospitals in the area.

It was gathered that as the people gathered at the square to watch masquerade performances, the 911 lorry with number plate: Enugu LG 66 BBG, lost control and hit several people, masquerades and vehicles, killing many instantly.

The lorry was loaded with plywood at the time it rammed into other vehicles in the busy square. An eye witness said that immediately the accident happened, the celebration came to an abrupt end, throwing the community into confusion and mourning.

Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Ali Okechukwu confirmed the incident and the number of casualties.

Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano, who visited the community yesterday, promised to settle the hospital bills of the injured persons. He also promised to cater for the family members of the dead.

Commiserating with the traditional ruler of the community, Igwe Goddy Ezechukwu, the governor regretted the loss and promised to start palliative work on the deplorable Umuchu-Umunze road to ensure free flow of traffic in the area.

He directed the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, to ensure that motorists do not exceed their speed limit to curtail the rate of accidents.



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-- Machealex (m) at 14-10-2015 09:17PM
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Na waooo happiness turn to sorrow
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-- Goodluck-just (m) at 14-10-2015 09:51PM
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So pple must die first b4 u do d road abi? Politician,politician,politician, hw many times did i call u?
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-- emma4love3 (m) at 14-10-2015 10:12PM
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bad road or vehicle brake wahala...well RIP to
the dead
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-- stella1981 (f) at 14-10-2015 10:13PM
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RIP
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-- emma4love3 (m) at 14-10-2015 10:14PM
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the 911 truck supose to face other directions
be for coming to....them....
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-- dickieponga (m) at 14-10-2015 10:18PM
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Sad, really sad....
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-- china4jessy (f) at 14-10-2015 10:21PM
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OMG!  what kinf o accident is this?  killing so many many people at the same time.
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-- dickieponga (m) at 14-10-2015 10:28PM
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Chai, make i go farm go check my yams...
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-- china4jessy (f) at 14-10-2015 10:39PM
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The whole community in now turned into mourning  when they are suppose to be happy.  
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-- proly (f) at 14-10-2015 10:43PM
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Dis is serious oooooooops celebration turn to mourning
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-- elchymo (m) at 14-10-2015 10:47PM
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Celebration can turn to sorrow in a twinkle of an eye... Its very unfortunate for them. RIP to the dead
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-- DJSNIPPER (m) at 14-10-2015 10:47PM
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Why are they not say anything about the driver and the charges he is suppose to face to determine his innocence or guilt. He may have been drunk or was sent to maim and kill.
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-- china4jessy (f) at 14-10-2015 10:55PM
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THE GOVERNOR TRIED BUT HE MUST DO AS HE PROMISED TO AVOID THIS KIND ACCIDENT IN FUTURE
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-- emma4love3 (m) at 14-10-2015 10:58PM
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DJSNIPPER u maight be correct that the drive was drunk...
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-- china4jessy (f) at 14-10-2015 11:03PM
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GOVERNOR,  MAKE SURE YOU REPAIR ALL THE ROADS AND LET THEM  BE ACCESSIBLE  FOR THE MOTORISTS.  THIS SUPPOSE TO BE YOUR FIRST PRIOPRITY  SINCE YOU ASSUMED OFFICE.
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-- china4jessy (f) at 14-10-2015 11:07PM
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REST  IN  PEACE  THE  DEAD.
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-- Powerfulify (m) at 14-10-2015 11:22PM
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So governor until something tragedy  like this happens u'll perform  ur duty,footing d hospital bill or building d roads can it raise d dead ones? A stich in time saves nine.
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-- vincoll700 (m) at 14-10-2015 11:24PM
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whoop... yam chopping Don turn another thing
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-- kp45 (m) at 14-10-2015 11:35PM
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God help us all
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