It was indeed a big blow for people of Mbiri in Ika North East L.G.A of Delta State, as a woman, her son, and two other children were recently crushed to death by a reckless Sienna bus driver.
The gory incident which occurred on Sunday morning along Benin/Asaba express way drew the attention of many both within and outside Mbiri kingdom.
The woman, Mrs. Veronica Akpaifoh and her son, Abraham Chukwuemeke, as well as the two other children were on a motorcycle that was conveying them to Agbor for a child dedication when a Toyota Sienna bus driver lost control and rammed into them.
When Ika Weekly visited the bereaved family at Mbiri, the husband of the deceased, Mr. Chukwuemeke Akpaifoh said his late wife, son who was 18 years old and other two children were going to Agbor for a child dedication when the driver knocked them down.
According to him,”On that fateful day. I got a call from my wife’s phone number. I was thinking she was calling to tell me that they have arrived in the church but to my surprise, the caller told me that my wife and children were involved in a terrible accident. Quickly, we rushed to the accident scene only to meet their dead bodies. Abraham was my only son.”
Mr Chukwuemeke Akpaifoh, while in tears appealed to the government and well-to-do individuals to come to his aid, saying that any financial assistance will be appreciated by his family.
The bodies of the deceased were buried during the week.