A fatal accident along the Calabar-Itu road in Itu local government area of Akwa Ibom state killed at least seven persons including school children with scores of others injured.
According to reports, the accident occurred on Monday morning, March 15, along Ntak Inyang area of the highway.
The accident involved a fuel tanker and two tricycles conveying school children and some passengers.
Some bystanders said the Keke driver and the passengers including school children died on the spot.
The accident was confirmed in a statement by the FRSC state Sector Commander, Oga Ochi.
He confirmed the number of casualty from the incident, adding that its officers were immediately dispatched to the scene after receiving information about the crash.
According to him, the accident occurred because the truck was on excessive speed when it rammed into the tricycles added that investigation into the incident was still ongoing.
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