The Federal Road Safety Command in Rivers State, says eights persons lost their lives in the road mishap that occurred in Eleme Local Government Area on Christmas day.
Commandant of FRSC, Sanusi Galadunci disclosed this in a statement in Port Harcourt on Monday.
He said the accident was as a result of drunk driving, as driver of the vehicle was drunk.
Galanduci said the accident was the only one recorded on Christmas day across the state.
He warned motorists to avoid driving when drunk and wished people of the state a happy yuletide.
Occupants of the vehicle including a little girl died on the spot.