21 confirmed dead as truck collides with school bus in Enugu

21 confirmed dead as truck collides with school bus in Enugu

- There was a ghastly accident along the old Enugu-Okigwe road on Wednesday, October 28

- The auto crash caused the death of at least 21 persons including schoolchildren

- The tragedy was confirmed by the FRSC sector commander in the state, Ogbonnaya Kalu

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Thursday, October 29, confirmed the death of at least 21 persons who were involved in a ghastly auto crash along the old Enugu-Okigwe road.

FRSC sector commander in Enugu state, Ogbonnaya Kalu, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) revealed that the tragedy involved a vehicle and a 608 Mercedes Benz bus conveying school children and their teachers back home from school.

Kalu further disclosed that the school bus had 64 occupants, which included 61 students, two teachers and a driver.

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21 confirmed dead as truck collides with school bus in Enugu
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He told newsmen that the accident occurred at the Nkwo junction on Wednesday, October 28, adding that FRSC operatives have visited the scene as well as the hospitals where those who survived were getting medical help.

His words:

“The low-bed trailer, which eyewitnesses alleged suffered a brake failure, rammed into the school bus first and into a welder’s shop, where the welder and his apprentice were working."

Meanwhile, a tanker explosion that took place at the Mile 2 area of Lagos in the very early hours of Thursday, October 29, led to the destruction of at least 4 vehicles.

The tragedy struck when a tanker laden with petrol overturned as it tried to avoid potholes but landed on the road around the Lacasera spot outwards Mile- 2 Oke.

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The tanker exploded with large flames near Fatgbems Fuel Station, along Apapa -Oshodi Expressway, burning at least three other vehicles close by.

The incident was confirmed by Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, the director-general of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) who told journalists that no life was lost and that the inferno had been put out as officials of the agency are making efforts to remove the damaged vehicles to prevent gridlock.

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