Tragedy: Water tanker crushes 5 schoolchildren in Ebonyi

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Tragedy struck at Oshiri in Onicha local government area Ebonyi State as five school children St Michaels , Oshiri were crushed to by a water tanker.

The accident happened at Onu Nworie Egu Oshiri involving a water tanker alledgly belonging to C- Sagas project limited .The school children were identified as Davis Nworie, 6 years, Prosper Ogudu, 7 years, Tochukwu Nwankwo, six years, Ada Igwe female seven years and little Ifeanyichukwu three years, according to report were returning from school when the tragedy struck. The pupils are from Amaokpara village in Oshiri. slashes EBSU’s tuition fees Sources alleged that the driver the water tanker after commiting the heinous crime didn’t stop as the action angered the youths the area who went after him, and lynched both the driver and the conductor at Onicha Igbeze a nearby community after Oshiri.

When contacted, the Police Officer, Ebonyi Command, DSP Loveth Odah, confirmed the accident and said the children were confirmed dead by a in the hospital. She said the body the driver and the conductor were recovered and deposited at Onicha hospital but member the affected family have come to the station since the tragedy occurred. “Yesterday through a distress call the DPO Onicha LGA contacted that an accident happened killing five school children and angry youths attacked the driver and killed him.

“The driver Ewa Innocent is from Ameka Ikwo while the conductor Ojim Danis of Agharazo, Iyiemgu Izzi are all lying in the mortuary. She urged motorists to drive with care and observe all road signs and regulations while the highway. “Drivers should drive with caution. It is better to be late to be permanently addressed as late.

It is not just that they killed the children it is true that accident is an unexpected occurrence but even as we are not expecting it we should trade with caution because any recklessness can cause accident. “The CP is mourning and commensurates with the family of the deceased. I want to warm road users to drive with carefulness because this is Embar month. We have lost a lot this year.”