Seven people were killed and 29 injured at Calabar Carnival on Tuesday when a car lost control and rammed into a crowd of onlookers, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said.
The Sector Commander of the Corps, Maikano Hassan, confirmed the number of casualties to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He said the incident occurred in front of the Jumat Mosque in Bogobiri, Calabar, during the Bikers Carnival activity, which is part of the carnival.
Mr Hassan listed the number of injured to include 21 male adults, three women, two male children and three female children.
He said the injured were rushed to the naval hospital and the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital for medical attention.
He said the remains of the dead had been deposited in the two hospitals in Calabar.
The incident, according to him, occurred when a Toyota Camry car lost control and rammed into a crowd of onlookers during the carnival.
NAN reports that the Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, was already seated with other dignitaries when the accident occurred. The incident brought the day five activities to a sudden end.