By Chuka Callys Mbamaluh.
Eleven persons who were traveling for the funeral of their neighbour have perished in a fatal accident along the Ikom- Calabar highway in Cross Rivers State.
Two other persons who survived the ghastly crash are battling for their lives at the General Hospital,Akamkpa.
Themeteornews learnt that the crash which involved a white-coloured Hiace bus with registration number EDA28XA, occurred around 10 a.m on Thurday, September 24, along the Calabar-Ikom Highway in Mbarakom Community, Akamkpa Local Government Area of the State.
Eyewitness attributed the crash to brake failure while the vehicle was on high speed.
One Albert Asuquo who assisted in the rescue operation, said the remains of the victims have also been deposited at General Hospital in Akamkpa.
This latest mishap is coming on the heels of the accident which occurred at Ivo Local Goverment Area of Ebonyi State last Friday when a Coaster bus fell into Akaezeukwu River and emptied its thirty two passengers into the water and the truck which crashed into vehicles in Lokoja, capital of Ebonyi State on Wednesday, killing at least thirty persons; including school children and students.