Five Die, 24 Injured in Cross River Auto Crash
FRSC State Sector Commander Abdullahi Hassan confirmed the incident in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) on Saturday in Calabar.
Mr Hassan informed NAN that the accident happened at around 12:41.Saturday in Abakpa Township, Ogoja Municipal Government Area.
He said the accident involved a Mercedes Benz Tipper conveying 31 passengers to a burial ceremony.
According to the sector commander, the driver lost control of the vehicle when it had a burst tire.
Among the victims were 29 adult men, one adult woman and one child.
“Out of the 31 passengers, 24 adult men were injured, two passengers were uninjured, name lyan adult woman and a child, and five adult men died in the accident. .
Three bodies were taken to the morgue while the wounded were taken by FRSC officers to Ogoja General Hospital.
The other two corpses were retrieved by their relatives at the scene of the accident he said.