21 dead as school bus, trailer collide in Enugu (graphics photo)

21 dead as school bus, trailer collide in Enugu (graphics photo)

“A fatal accident that left many dead, occurred at Mmaku hill when a company truck failed break and crashed with Primary and Nursery Students bus at Nkwo junction around 4:30pm yesterday evening”, he said.

The tragic incident happened at Nkwo junction around 4:30pm when driver of Presentation Nursery and Primary school bus was conveying each pupils to their various destinations.

It was gathered that the accident occurred after the brake of a company truck failed and rammed into a pupil filled school bus.

A source, Spartan Arinze, told our correspondent that the pupils who are mostly the victims including some staff died immediately after the accident.

The tragic accident also claimed the lives of a roadside tyre repairer, cyclist and mechanic, the source said.

Others who survived the ghastly accident are currently in a critical condition at University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Enugu where they are receiving medical treatments.

The Federal Road Safety Corps, on Thursday, confirmed the death of 21 people, including school children, in an auto crash at Mgbowo in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State.

The Enugu Sector Commander, Mr Ogbonna Kalu, who confirmed the incident said the accident occurred on Wednesday afternoon.

The commander blamed the accident on speeding beyond the limit and dangerous driving.

Kalu said, “21 persons have been confirmed dead and more than 50 persons were in the school bus.

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