21 dead in Enugu school bus accident

Scene of a container accident

No less than 21 persons have died in an accident involving school children at Mgbowo in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the incident.

Enugu Sector Commander Ogbonna Kalu said the incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon between a school bus and a truck.

“Twenty-one persons have been confirmed dead and more than 50 persons were in the school bus,” he told PUNCH.

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

He added that intelligence gathered showed the accident was caused by “dangerous driving”.

It was learnt that the truck 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.