Three people have been reportedly drowned as a vehicle carrying five passengers plunged into the popular Agbarho River along the East-West Road in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.
The incident was said to have occurred during a downpour on Tuesday, Punch Metro reports.
As at press time on Wednesday, local and professional divers were still battling to recover the bodies of the passengers that were drowned in the accident.
One of the deceased was identified as Omamode Ojegba, in his early 40s and said to be the campaign Director General of the Delta State ADP Governorship Candidate, Frank Esanubi.
A friend to one of the victims who did not want to be quoted said the occupants were returning from a political meeting in Kwale when the accident occurred.
However, as at Wednesday when the vehicle was recovered, the bodies of the three victims were yet to be found.
When contacted, the state commandant of the FRSC, Rindom Kumven, said he has not been briefed about the incident.