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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

One killed, seven injured as truck crashes in Cross River State

One killed, seven injured as truck crashes in Cross River State

At least one person has died while seven are seriously injured after a truck laden with plantain and sweet potato skid off the Idomi road in Yakurr local government area of Cross River State.

The accident occurred last Friday. According to a resident, who spoke to CrossRiverWatch :
"We were in our compound relaxing outside before a driver with Hilux came and informed us that an accident has occurred in Idomi road. We rushed to the scene,unfortunately one woman died at the spot while the remaining seven sustained serious injuries. We carried those injured to (the) Ugep general hospital for treatment that same night.”

One killed, seven injured as truck crashes in Cross River State

He called on the state and federal governments to stop harassing residents who attempt to make the roads more motorable," he said.
“Yesterday morning some youths who were trying to repair the road where driven by SARS. They fired thrice in the air and collected the money driver’s gave to them as appreciation. Our governments are not trying, they are spending our money, they cannot repair our road,” the resident said.

The corpse was evacuated on Saturday by an ambulance accompanied by two policemen.

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