By Nsa Gill, Calabar
No fewer than nine persons have been confirmed dead in a auto crash along Calabar-Itu Highway on Friday.
The accident occurred around 9:55am at Okurikang axis.
The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Cross River Sector Command,Cpyrian Ofordu, who confirmed the incident, explained 12 persons were involved in the crash.
According to him, while nine persons died on the spot, three others were rescued but in critical condition.
According to him, the two vehicles were involved in the accident including a MACK truck and a Toyota Hiace bus with 12 occupants
He said the cause of the accident could not be ascertained, adding crash investigators were at the site and will come up with their report as soon as possible.
The FRSC Sector Commander, who spoke with our correspondent on telephone, said:
“The three persons rescued are in critical condition as we( FRSC) were called in to rescue but was we saw at the crash site was bad.
“Those involved were three female adults and 9 male, but the nine persons who died have been deposited at the mortuary including two females and 7 male,if there are further development ,we will keep you abreast.”