Five persons have been confirmed dead in a fatal accident by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogoja Local Government Area of Cross Rivers.
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.