An early morning accident in Calabar involving a red Audi car and a Toyota Camry car has claimed at least eight lives, according to reports.
It was also learnt that only one person survived and was injured in the process after two vehicles collided in the ghastly accident.
The accident, according to eye witnesses, occurred at about 2am on 2nd January 2019 along the Marian road, before Atekong junction.
Seven persons, 5 males and 2 females from the Audi vehicle died on the spot including the driver, while among the two persons in the other vehicle; one person, a male died few hours later and the other, a lady survived with minor injuries.
The witnesses said that the policemen, who were available at the popular red light area of the Atekong, had quickly helped to evacuate the bodies, possibly to a government morgue.
The accident victims may have returned from the New Year festivities which heightened on the Marian Road Calabar.
Also, along the MCC Road, not far from the scene of the gory accident scene, another car plunged into the drainage channel after a driver lost control of his vehicle.
The Federal Road Safety Corps‘ Public Relations Officer Godsgift Uwem confirmed the accident.