Auto crash claims 5 lives, injures 24 in Cross River
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Cross River State has confirmed the death of five persons in an auto crash in Ogoja Local Government Area.
FRSC Sector Commander Abdullahi Hassan confirmed the sad incident to NAN on Saturday in Calabar.
Hassan said that the crash occurred at 12:41 pm on Saturday in Abakpa community of Ogoja Local Government Area.
According to him, the crash involved a Mercedes Benz tipper conveying 31 passengers to a burial ceremony.
The driver of the truck reportedly lost control of the vehicle when its tyre burst.
“Out of the 31 passengers, 24 male adults got injured, two passengers weren’t injured, that is one female adult and one female child. The remaining five male adults lost their lives in the crash,” he said.