An unconfirmed number pupils have been confirmed dead in a road accident that happened on Wednesday evening, at Mmaku Hill, Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State, Igbere TV reports.
The tragic incident happened at Nkwo junction around 4:30pm when driver of Presentation Nursery and Primary school bus was conveying each pupils to their various destinations.
It was gathered that the accident occurred after the brake of a company truck failed and rammed into a pupil filled school bus.
A source, Spartan Arinze, told our correspondent that the pupils who are mostly the victims including some staff died immediately after the accident.
The tragic accident also claimed the lives of a roadside tyre repairer, cyclist and mechanic, the source said.
Others who survived the ghastly accident are currently in a critical condition at University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Enugu where they are receiving medical treatments, Igbere TV learnt.
“A fatal accident that left many dead, occurred at Mmaku hill when a company truck failed break and crashed with Primary and Nursery Students bus at Nkwo junction around 4:30pm yesterday evening”, he said.
“The accident claimed the life of almost all the students in the bus and school staffs including roadside tyre repairer cyclist and mechanic.”