21 People Die, Including School Children As Bus Collide With Trailer
21 people, including school children, have died in an auto crash at Mgbowo in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State.
This was made known by Ogbonna Kalu, the Enugu Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Thursday.
Kalu who disclosed that the accident occurred on Wednesday afternoon stated that the accident involved a school bus and trailer.
He told The Punch that the accident was caused by 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.”
It was gathered that accident 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.