Tragedy strikes as newly-wedded couple’s car somersaults, groomsman dies

The couple's car

What started as a day of joy for a newlywed couple in Lagos on Sunday ended in disaster after their car tumbled on their way back from church, leaving a groomsman dead.

According to an eye witness, the couple’s car somersaulted three times around Jakande, on the Lekki-Epe Expressway on Sunday afternoon after it lost control.

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The incident reportedly left the groom wailing loudly while his bride rolled on the hot tarmac with her wedding gown.

A suspected thief also reportedly tried to take advantage of the situation to steal a purse from the blood-soaked Toyota Sienna vehicle.

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