This can be described as a tragedy of great proportion as a bridegroom dies in an accident few meters from his bride's home on his way to introduction.
An impending marriage ceremony is supposed to be the joy of every woman but for a young woman from Uburu autonomous community in Ohaozara local government area of Ebonyi State, it has been heartache and pains since February 14, 2015, when her would be husband lost his life in a ghastly accident when he was going for the introduction rites.
According to the Sun Newspaper, the lady and her fiancé who was said to be a native of Abia State, were going to her family home for the introduction that would precede their marriage but a few meters to her family house, the vehicle they were traveling in had an accident at Enufaith in Umunaga Eweze, just before the Ohaozara West Development Council, and the man happened to be only one to die in the crash.
The intending couple had traveled alongside a few family members of the man from Aba for the event that was to hold just a few meters from the scene of the accident.
An eyewitness who identified himself as Frank Ori, said the driver of the bus was trying to avoid hitting an old woman who was crossing the road when he lost control of the bus and hit the wall of a building.
"I heard when people were shouting and so I ran out of my house to the place. The passengers were talking about a woman.
When we asked whom they were referring to, they explained that while they were coming an old woman was crossing the road.
So, the driver tried to avoid hitting her. But seeing that he was about to hit a building, he turned the steering suddenly and in the process the vehicle somersaulted and hit another wall.
But when we came out, we could not see any woman fitting the description they gave. We asked people and they said that they did not see any woman like that.
Strangely again, out of all the passengers, it was only the young man that was killed. The wife-to-be, who was also traveling with him, suffered only a small glass cut.
They were all coming in the same vehicle. It was only that man that died from the accident.
The girl he was going to marry had only a small cut, along with one other woman. Every other person in the bus was safe. It was just the three of them that were rushed to the hospital."