Cross River State Speedboat capsize, three missing eleven rescued.

No fewer than three medical students have been reportedly dead after a speed boat capsized in the Calabar Sea on mid day of Saturday.

The Nigeria Medical Students Association (NIMSA) came from universities across the country to attend the NiMSA annual Health Week in Calabar Cross River State.

In a bid of exploration of city view, the students were said to have headed to the Marina Resort for a boat cruise.

Terribly, the boat capsized during the cruise, while eleven students have been rescued, three are currently missing.

According to an eyewitness who confirm the incident to news Men said that the tragic incident occurred due to high waves on the Calabar Sea.

The boat capsized due to high waves on the Calabar Channel and the 14 passengers, including the driver, drowned.

But the fortunate thing is that the Nigerian Navy patrol teams were nearby. So their divers were able to save 11.

Meanwhile, the state governor, Bassey Otu, has ordered an investigation into the cruise boat mishap involving the 14 medical students.

In a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Ogbeche, the governor expressed sadness that three of the medical students, who were in Calabar for the Nigeria Medical Students Games, were yet to be found.

The governor charged security and rescue agencies as well as local villagers involved in the operations to find the missing students and reunite them with their families.

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