21 dead as school bus, trailer collide in Enugu

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


The Sector , Mr Ogbonna Kalu, who confirmed the incident to The PUNCH, the telephone, said the accident occurred Wednesday afternoon.

He said the accident involved a school bus and trailer.

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

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

“Also of note is that not all the were school . Those working on the roadside were part of the casualties.

“From available , the accident was caused by dangerous driving.”

It was, however, gathered that the tragic incident occurred when a Lowbed truck belonging to a firm working at Oji-River – Awgu Federal lost control and rammed into a school bus conveying 60 pupils of the Presentation Nursery and Primary School, Awgu owned by the Catholic Diocese of Awgu home. (The PUNCH)

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