It was very tragic in Enugu as a school bus conveying school children got rammed into by a lowbed truck.
According to the Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC, which confirmed the incident on Thursday, said that 21 people, including school children, died in an auto crash at Mgbowo, in Awgu Local government Area of Enugu State.
Mr. Ogbonnia Kalu, the FRSC Enugu Sector Commander in a telephone chat with the Punch, said the accident occurred on Wednesday afternoon.
He, therefore, blamed the accident which he said involved a school bus and trailer on the high speed and dangerous driving by drivers.
Kalu said, “21 persons have been confirmed dead and more than 50 persons were in the school bus.
“Also of note is that not all the deaths were school children. Those working on the roadside were part of the casualties.
From available information, the accident was caused by dangerous driving.”
It was gathered that the tragic incident occurred when a Lowbed truck belonging to a construction firm working at Oji-River – Awgu Federal Road lost control and rammed into a school bus conveying over 60 pupils of the Presentation Nursery and Primary School, Awgu owned by the Catholic Diocese of Awgu home.
May their souls rest in perfect peace…Amen!
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