517 total views, 5 views today
21 People Confirmed dead as school bus, trailer collide in Enugu
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 to The PUNCH, on the telephone , said the accident occurred on Wednesday afternoon .
He said the accident involved a school bus and trailer .
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 .
“ 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 .”
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 .