Tragedy has visited the people of Enugu state as a trailer lost control and rammed into a school bus killing dozens of pupils of the Presentation Nursery and Primary School, Awgu, owned by the Catholic Diocese of Awgu, home.
The incident happens on Thursday has through the residence of the state into mourning. However, the truck has been reportedly belonged to a construction firm working at Oji-River – Awgu Federal Road, killed 21 persons, including schoolchildren.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), confirmed the confirmed the incident which took place at Mgbowo in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The Enugu Sector Commander, Mr Ogbonna Kalu, who confirmed the incident to Punch, saying the accident involved a school bus and trailer.
The commander blamed the accident on speeding beyond the limit and dangerous driving.
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.”
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