Five person’s died on Tuesday morning in a crash involving a truck fully loaded with cement products and a commercial vehicle between Yakurr Local government area and Biase Local government area in Cross River State.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Cross River confirmed the sad incident and disclosed that five person died in an auto crash.
The commercial vehicle is Toyota picnic wagon.
Sector Commander of FRSC in Cross River, Mr Abdullahi Hassan, made the confirmation in a telephone interview saying that the incident occurred at Biase local government area at the early hours of Tuesday.
He said his office was aware of the crash; “our people went there to do the rescue. Investigation is ongoing to ascertain the actual cause of the crash.”
He explained that “Seven people were involved in the two vehicles, a truck loaded with cement and a Toyota picnic. Five persons lost their lives,” he said.
Reacting to the incident,, Hon. Alex Egbonna the member representing Abi/YakurrbFederal Constituency in the National Assembly said “It is a black Tuesday for me and my family. I am truly unsettled over the death in an auto crash, most of the people involved are from Ekori and Imabana; I have not been myself since the news got to me. But I pray God to console the bereaved families.”
Egbona said in a statement on Tuesday that “this death is very painful. I can imagine what the bereaved families are going through at this time. The future of very promising sons and daughters of our federal constituency has been cut short.
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“I am yet to get the full briefing on what must have led to the accident. I have also not been fully informed on the identities of all the persons involved. But my heart goes to the bereaved families as I pray for the repose of the soul of all the affected persons.
“This life is actually vanity. God understands why they had to die today. But I pray that we will never have this kind of experience again in our federal constituency or anywhere for that matter, in this state.
“As soon as I am able to know the families whose loved ones have died in the accident, I will make efforts to reach out to them. May God give them the heart to bear this painful loss.”