Photos: 11 People Die On Their Way To Neighbour’s Funeral Along Calabar-Ikom Road
No fewer than 11 people on their way to a funeral reportedly died while two were critically injured in a fatal motor accident in Cross Rivers state.
Glamtush learnt that the accident involved a white-coloured Hiace bus with number plates, EDA28XA along the Calabar-Ikom Highway in Mbarakom Community, Akamkpa Local Government Area of the State.
The tragic incident happened around 10 a.m on Thursday, September 24.
An eyewitness told newsmen that the crash was caused by brake failure while the vehicle was on high speed. Another witness, Albert Asuquo, who helped in the rescue operation said, ‘The injured passengers were taken to the General Hospital in Akamkpa alongside the corpses, he added.
A neighbor of some of the deceased persons simply identified as Mr. Effiong said they were in a chartered bus going to a burial of another neighbour who passed away.
“I know some of them very well, they are my neighbours and we stay in the same yard. Someone in the area died and they were going for the burial. It was a chartered vehicle for the burial. May their souls rest in peace,” he said.
See Photos from the fatal accident.