No fewer than eleven persons travelling for a funeral ceremony have died in a ghastly motor accident along the Calabar-Ikom Highway in Mbarakom Community, Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State.
A neighbour of some of the deceased persons who identified himself as Effiong said they were in a chartered bus going to a burial of another neighbour who passed away.
Effiong said he knows some of them very well, noting that they were his neighbours in the same yard.
It was gathered that the accident, which involved a white-coloured Hiace bus number plates EDA28XA, occurred around 10 a.m on Thursday, September 24.
Sources said the crash was caused by brake failure while the vehicle was on high speed adding that the two critically injured passengers have been taken to the General Hospital in Akamkpa alongside the corpses.