by crossriverwatch admin
Eleven female traders returning from Adim market in Biase Local Government of Cross River State were on Friday crushed to death when a Mitsubishi truck ran into a Hiace passenger bus along the Calabar-Ikom highway allegedly due to lose of control of the vehicle by the driver due to brake failure.
Mrs. Elizabeth Agba, a health worker, who saw the scene of the accident on her way from Obudu to Calabar told CrossRiverWatch that the mishap occurred between 1pm and 2pm. She said the driver of the truck was trapped inside his truck while one woman was badly wounded.
Mrs. Agba said: “I feel very traumatized when I see incidents like these. We were coming from Obudu and we met this accident at Biase, eleven of the women involved in the crash were all crushed to death. We hear the driver lost control of the brakes and the other car ran into it.
“I personally saw several bodies littering the accident scene. There were about eleven of them who died on the spot.
The accident which closed down the expressway saw “residents of the community helping to evacuate the deceased.”
The Public Relations Officer of the Cross River Sector of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Mr. Festus Ndumele, told CrossRiverWatch that the agency had men on the ground working with the police to evacuate bodies to the morgue and that they are now trying to unravel the cause of the crash.
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