The entire Awgu town in Awgu local government area of Enugu State was thrown into serious mourning on Wednesday 28 October, 2020 as several school pupils among other individuals lost their lives in a gruesome accident involving a school bus.
VANTAGE NEWS gathered that the ugly incident happened at Nkwo Junction, Awgu at about 4:30pm when a truck coming from the hilly side of Mmaku had a brake failure and crashed on an approaching school bus of Presentation Nursery and Primary school, a school owned by the Catholic Diocese of Awgu.
According to an eyewitness, the truck hit the school bus which was conveying pupils and some staff of the school. It resulted in many loss of lives which include that of the school children, some of the staff, a roadside vulcanizer, mechanic, and an okada rider.
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No specific number was given for the casualties but few survivors were said to be in critical conditions at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku/Ozalla.
Some residents who commented on the incident said it is not the first time bad accident is happening at that particular spot but that this one hits hard considering the number of casualties and also the fact school children are involved. They, however, called on the government and other relevant authorities to find a lasting solution to the reoccurring ugly accidents at the spot.