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21 Dead As School Bus, Trailer Collide In Enugu

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21 people, including schoolchildren, have died in a ghastly motor accident in Enugu State, south-east Nigeria.

The Enugu Sector Commander, Mr Ogbonna Kalu, confirmed the incident on Wednesday afternoon.

He explained that the nature of the accident was a collision that involved a school bus and a trailer in the state.

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

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

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

According to report, the tragic incident occurred when a Lowbed truck belonging to a construction firm working at Oji-River – Awgu Federal Road lost control and rammed into a school bus conveying over 60 pupils of the Presentation Nursery and Primary School, Awgu owned by the Catholic Diocese of Awgu home.

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