Three medical students missing as speedboat carrying 14 of them on a cruise capsizes in Calabar

The medical students under the aegis of the Nigeria Medical Students Association (NIMSA) came from universities across the country to attend the NiMSA annual Health Week in Calabar.

In a bid to explore the city, the students were said to have headed to the Marina Resort for a boat cruise. Sadly, the boat capsized during the cruise. While eleven students have been rescued, three are currently missing.

Meanwhile, the state governor, Bassey Otu, has ordered an investigation into the cruise boat mishap involving 14 medical students at the popular Marina Resort in Calabar, the state capital.

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, had 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.