Bridegroom dies minutes before marriage introduction
22 February 2015, 16:27
Abuja - An Ebonyi State family in Nigeria is mourning the death of a bridegroom who passed away in an auto crash, minutes before he was due to be introduced to his bride's family.
The deceased, an indigene of Abia State, allegedly passed away only a few metres from his bride's homestead after the bus they were travelling in lost control and hit a wall.
The man is said to have been the only casualty in the tragedy.
According to a report by Sun News, while travelling to attend an introduction ceremony, the bus driver that was transporting the man and his family members attempted to avoid an elderly lady who was crossing the road. While veering to protect the senior citizen, the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a wall as a result.
An eyewitness claims that the bride sustained only a glass cut during the crash.
The deceased was alleged to have been pronounced dead on arrival at the Presbyterian Joint Hospital in Uburu.
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