Friday, 6 December 2013
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.
Fifteen other pupils sustained various degrees of
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
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