It was good and bad news for entourage of Abia state governor’s wife, Mrs Nkechi Ikpeazu.

They were returning to Umuahia from Ntigha-Uzor in Obingwa Local Government Area of the state where they attended a burial ceremony.

But tragedy struck when one of the vehicles lost control and somersaulted about three times at Ndiolumbe around 5 p.m.

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At the end of the crash, two people were left dead.

One of the dead women was identified as Mrs Promise Uche-Nwamkpa, wife of a former member of the Abia state House of Assembly. The second woman was Mrs Nwamaka Maduchukwu, a senior special assistant on media to Mrs. Ikpeazu.

“The driver was on high speed and everybody in the vehicle was asking him to slow down. Suddenly the bus started jumping up and down before it started somersaulting,” one of the passengers who escaped unhurt told NAN.

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