There was pandemonium among road users and residents after three persons reportedly died when a Land Cruiser Prado Jeep plunged into the popular Agbarho river along the Okuokoko/Agbarho section of the East-West Road in the Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.
Six persons were said to be inside the vehicle when the accident occurred at about 3:30pm on Saturday.
While three of the occupants including the driver escaped from the Jeep with registration number: Abuja DK 653 ABC; three others were alleged to have died from the accident.
The victims were said to be returning from Bayelsa State when the accident took place.
One of the survivors of the accident said that they had just dropped off a colleague when the car started malfunctioning. The survivor explained that all the occupants were male and were returning from Bayelsa State where they had gone to fix one of their company’s faulty trucks.
It added that the occupants were motor mechanics and electricians.
The victims were said to be staff of an indigenous construction company.
A staff of the company gave the identity of the deceased to include one Mr Jiwere Godsend Olotu, a cousin to the owner of the construction firm and a mechanic, Lucky (electrician) and Musa (mechanic).
The deceased corpses had not been seen at the time of filing this report as the divers intensified efforts to recover their missing bodies.