School children in Ebonyi State have died in a very tragic accident, as they were crushed by a speeding tanker.
The children were pupils of St Michael Nursery and Primary School, Oshiri in Onicha local government area of Ebonyi State. This terrible occurence has thrown the school and the entire community into mourning.
A member of the community who witnessed the incident said the driver of the tanker appeared to have lost control of the vehicle as he was seen struggling with the steering to avoid hitting the school children but his efforts failed as he rammed on them, killing five of them on the spot.
Asked if the driver of the tanker died or sustained any injury in the accident, he said that the driver of the tanker and two other occupants of the vehicle had disappeared into the bush upon sighting the gravity of the tragedy, adding that their whereabouts were unknown as on Wednesday morning.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer for Ebonyi command, DSP Loveth Odah, said the matter had not been brought to her table.
Odah promised to get back to newsmen after contacting the DOP of Onicha Police Station.