Young school children returning home after school hour were reportedly crushed to death by a ‘reckless’ truck driver in Ebonyi State.
According to the report confirmed to newsmen in a statement today by the state Police Command through its spokesperson, DSP Loveth Odah, six people died in the horrible incident, including five young school children.
Naija News learnt that the children from Amaokpara village in Oshiri were returning home from St Michaels school when the truck ran into them on the road. The incident reportedly happened at Onu Nworiegu in Oshiri, Onicha Local Government Area of the state on Monday, November 2.
It was reported that the truck driver and his conductor while attempting to flee the scene were cornered by the angry youths. Reacting to the incident, Odah said; “On Monday through a distress call, the DPO of Onicha was contacted that an accident happened killing five school children and angry youths attacked the driver and killed him. The driver, Ewa Innocent, is from Ameka Ikwo while the conductor, Ojim Danis, is from Agharazo, Iyiemgu Izzi.”
Further reports revealed that the truck in question belongs to a company named C- Sagas project Nigeria Limited.
Speaking further on the incident, the Police spokesperson noted that the bus driver and conductor were confirmed dead by a doctor in the hospital, adding that their corpses have been recovered and deposited at Onicha general hospital.
“The CP is mourning and commiserates with the family. I want to warn road users to drive with care because this is ember month. We have lost a lot this year,” Odah said.
Source: Naija News