Five persons have died and 11 were injured in an auto crash involving a Nissan Caravan with registration number GWB532XY and a Mark Truck with no registration number along Itu – Calabar road on Saturday.
The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Akwa Ibom, Mr Matthew Olonisaye, disclosed this in a statement in Uyo on Sunday.
Olonisaye attributed the crash to speeding and warned road users, especially motorists, against speeding, wrong-way driving, and indiscriminate parking.
He said that 11 males and five females were involved in the crash, explaining that three of the females and two males involved were confirmed dead, while the remaining ones sustained injuries of various degrees.
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“When the report of the incident was received, the FRSC operatives mobilised and moved over to attend to the situation.
“Upon arrival at the crash scene, the injured ones were moved to nearby hospitals for prompt medical attention while the bodies of the deceased were deposited at the morgue,” he said. (NAN)