5 Nigerians die in auto crash in New York

Five Nigerians, including two children, were
killed at the early hours of Sunday in a car
crash near the Van Wyck expressway in
Queens, New York.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria
(NAN), three of the eight persons in the
vehicle survived the accident.
The accident occurred when the SUV in which
the victims were travelling swerved after
speeding through two red lights, slammed
into a concrete pillar, rolled over and burst
into flames.
The victims were said to be indigenes of Imo, and had attended a two-day annual convention
of the Arondizuogu Patriotic Union National Congress of North America.
It was also learnt that some of the passengers were ejected from the vehicle, including a 26-
year-old man whom rescue personnel found sitting on a curb.
The driver, a 45-year-old woman whose name has not been made public resides in the Bronx
and was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
The third survivor, a seven-year-old boy was in stable condition.
Mr Don Akamnonu told NAN that the Imo community was yet to get the names of the
Last night, the Arondizuogu Patriotic Union National Congress in North America, released the
names of its members who died in the crash. They are Eucharia Okafor-Mba, Nwaebube
Okafor-Mba, Nnenna Obioha, Adaobi Obioha and Okwudiri Onyekwue.It listed the survivors
as Oby Obioha, Chuchu Obioha and Kingsley Maduka.

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