One dies, seven injured in Cross River truck accident

An unidentified woman was killed while seven others sustained injuries when a truck loaded with plantain and sweet potatoes skidded off the Idomi Road in the Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River State.
it was learnt on Sunday that the accident, which was said to have happened late Friday, caused traffic jam along the narrow Idomi Road on Saturday.
Motorists plying the Calabar-Ugep-Ikom road have in the last few weeks been compelled to pass through the Idomi Road from the Adim axis in Biase LGA due to a failed portion that had been under construction for over two years.
A resident of Adim, Evelyn Edodi, said those injured were taken to the hospital by residents of the area.
Meanwhile, aggrieved residents of Adim have blamed the Federal Government for the delay in fixing the bad portion of the road for years. the residents of Adim said youths in the community had made desperate attempts to fill a portion of the failed road but had been halted by security agents.

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