An unconfirmed number pupils have been confirmed dead in a road accident that happened on Wednesday evening, at Mmaku Hill, Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State.
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 newsmen 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.
“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 accident claimed the life of almost all the students in the bus and school staffs including roadside tyre repairer cyclist and mechanic.”
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