At least 7 persons lost their lives on Tuesday, December 27, when a vehicle lost control and rammed into unsuspecting crowd at a Carnival in Calabar, Cross River State.
It was gathered that more than 20 persons also sustained various degrees of injuries.
Confirming the sad incident in a chat with newsmen, the commissioner of Police in the state, Balarabe Sule said: “I cannot confirm the actual number of the death presently but I can confirm that over 20 persons have been injured.
I have personally helped to evacuate a good number of the injured and some corpses to about three clinics in Calabar.”
DailyPost reports that the incident happened at about 4pm on Mary Slessor Road, one of the carnival routes.
Yesterday was listed by the carnival organisers for power bike and exotic cars parades. But the event started late. The vehicle that lost control was not part of the carnival cars.
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