- Sunny Nwankwo, Umuahia
On October 21, 2018, Lauretta Mkpuruoma Levi, an indigene of Umumba-Ahiaba Okpuala in Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area, Abia State, was involved in a fatal auto crash that claimed about 28 lives. She was on her way to Umuahia, Abia State capital after attending the child dedication of a relation in Aba, the commercial nerve centre of the state when two commercial buses had a head-on collision along the ever busy Enugu-Aba-Port Harcourt Expressway.
It was gathered that her parents who travelled with her in the same vehicle could have been victims of the tragic incident if they had not alighted at Isiala Ngwa junction, a few kilometres to the scene of the accident scene.
More than one year after the accident, Lauretta is yet to fully recover from it. She is still carrying iron in one of her legs to enable her broken femur to heal.
While the family has every reason to thank God for saving their daughter’s life, the greater joy in the family is that…