Secondary School Principal, Three Others Feared Dead In Boat Mishap

No fewer than four persons, including the Principal of Eniong Comprehensive Secondary School, Atan, in Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State, Prince Anoyom Owen, are feared dead, after two boats travelling in opposite directions collided in Eniong River.

collision of two boats

According to an eye witness, who said he was in one of the ill-fated boats, the principal was returning from Calabar, the state capital, after an official trip to the Ministry of Education, when the incident occurred.

Ekpo said: “Prince Onoyom was returning from Calabar, where he went to sort out some issues concerning his school and came back a little late and boarded the boat at Okopedi heading to Eniong at 8 pm.”

He said the principal boarded the boat along with ten others, who were also going to Eniong and on the way, another boat coming from the opposite direction with about 20 passengers on top speed collided with the principal’s boat and the passengers in the two boats were flung into the river.