21 school children killed in auto crash in Enugu

21 school children killed in auto crash in Enugu

Twenty-one school children were yesterday killed in an auto crash in Awgu community , Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State.

The accident occurred at Mgbowo Awgu, when a low-bed truck of a construction firm lost control and rammed into a Mercedes Benz 608 school bus conveying pupils home from the Presentation Nursery and  Primary School, Awgu.

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Confirming the incident yesterday, the Enugu Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogbonna Kalu, said that as at 11am, 21 persons have been confirmed dead.

He said that on the the school bus were 51 school children (both secondary and primary), two teachers and the driver of the school. Those working on the roadside were part of the casualties.

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Presentation Nursery and Primary School, Awgu is owned by the Catholic Diocese of Awgu and run by the sisters from the Daughters of Divine Love (DDL), Congregation.

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