8-y-o girl, grandmothers killed in Kairuni accident


An 8-year-old girl, Akezie Jerome, died on the spot Sunday night after a motorcar lost control and slammed into her and four other relatives.

Jerome’s grandmother and great-grandmother were also killed, while her grandfather and an 8-year-old relative are hospitalized. They were all taken to the Linden Hospital Complex.

The 8-year-old, who is in a serious condition, was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital.

The car which slammed into the family was abandoned by the driver and was destroyed by relatives. (Photo: Joshua Kattow/ Facebook)

The accident occurred at about 22:00h along the Kairuni Public Road, Soesdyke Linden Highway.

The News Room understands that the driver of the car reportedly fled the scene.

Relatives of those killed destroyed the motorcar.

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