Twenty-one people, including school children have died in an auto crash at Mgbowo in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State in an accident involving a trailer and a school bus.

The Enugu Sector Commander of the Road Safety Corps, Mr Ogbonna Kalu, who confirmed the incident, on the telephone, said the accident occurred on Wednesday afternoon.

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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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It was however gathered that the tragic incident occurred when a Lowbed truck belonging to a construction firm working at Oji-River – Awgu Federal Road 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 home.

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