An accident has killed six persons in Cross River State.
Six people have died in a fatal accident along the Ogoja – Ikom segment of the Calabar – Ikom – Katsina-Ala federal highway on Tuesday, says the Cross River State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC.
The Sector Commander of the corps, Mr. Abdullahi Hassan says one person was also injured in the accident, reports the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.
“We have eight male adults and one female adult in the vehicles. One male adult sustained injury, while those who died were six, consisting of five males and one female,” Mr. Hassan said.
The vehicles involved were a Toyota Sienna vehicle with Registration Number; Rivers AFM 810 NK and a truck typically used in transporting livestock, goods and foodstuffs which Mr. Hassan says has no license plate.
“The registration details mean the Sienna was registered in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State.
“Both the injured and those who died have been taken to the General Hospital in Ogoja by officers of the FRSC,” Mr. Hassan said.
He further advised motorists to desist from wrongful overtaking and speeding on highways.