The Cross River Government has donated medical equipment to the emergency ward of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) to aid the victims of the fuel tanker explosion.
The equipment included cartons of intravenous fluids, hand sanitizers, wound dressing equipment among others.
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong, who donated the equipment to the hospital on Saturday in Calabar, described the incident as `tragic and sudden’.
Many were confirmed dead last night at Odukpani local government area when an explosion occurred while they were scooping fuel from a fallen tanker laden with petroleum product. 18 are presently hospitalized at the UCTH.