Scores including children feared dead in auto crash along Enugu, Okigwe road

October 29, 2020
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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Thursday said no fewer than 21 persons lost their lives in an auto crash on the old Enugu – Okigwe road.

The FRSC Sector Commander in Enugu State, Mr Ogbonnaya Kalu, confirmed the accident and the number of deaths at the incident to newsmen in Enugu, NAN reports.

Kalu said the accident involved a low-bed articulated vehicle and a fully-loaded 608 Mercedes Benz bus conveying school children and their teachers.

He said the incident happened at the Nkwo Junction of the road at about 4:30pm on Wednesday when the school children were returning home.

According to him, the fully-loaded school bus had 64 occupants, which included 61 students/pupils, two teachers and the driver.

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

An eyewitness, who spoke to newsmen said that the low-bed vehicle lost control and rammed into a big school bus conveying some secondary and primary school children home.

He said the sad accident threw a lot of families within the Agwu axis of the state into mourning as a family allegedly lost three of its kids.

“The driver of the heavy-duty vehicle ran away from the scene of the accident after forcing the vehicle to a halt inside the bush,’’ the eye witness said.

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