The accident occurred at Ibiae in Biase Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday morning, August 2, 2022.
The driver identified as Bassey Loways and passengers were said to come from Ekori in Yakurr where the bus loaded.
The state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Abdullahi Hassan, confirmed the crash on Tuesday in Calabar.
“We are aware of the crash; our people went there to do rescue. Investigation is ongoing to ascertain the actual cause of the crash. Seven people were involved,” he said.
“Five persons lost their lives,” he added.