ABIA TRAGEDY: 7 Children Die, 15 Injured As Truck Rams Into Classroom

Abia State – Seven schoolchidren were killed today as a truck driver lost control of his vehicle and rammed into a classroom. The accident happened at Ogbor Hill area of Aba, Abia state, in Glorious International Academy located on 42 Opobo road.

glorious_international_academy_truckFifteen other pupils sustained various degrees of injuries.

The driver was on his way to Ovom waterside to evacuate sand. The pupils were having their morning devotion in a classroom when the incident occurred.

The pupils have concluded their examinations and returned to the school to have their end-of-the-year party.

Police and operatives of Federal Road Safety Corps inspected the scene of the tragic accident. There were visible traces of blood on the floor of the classroom, desks were broken.

Parents and relations who lost their children, and wards were seen weeping uncontrollably while others were making inquiries regarding the whereabouts of their children.

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