7 school children on Thursday lost their lives and Fifteen other school children also sustained various degrees of injuries when a truck driver at Ogbor Hill area of Aba, Abia state, lost control and rammed into a classroom of Glorious International Academy located on 42 Opobo road, Aba., Abia State
The truck with Registration number, Akwa Ibom AA 702 KTA was said to be on its way to Ovom waterside to evacuate sand when it lost control and rammed into the fence of the school ( according to Vanguard) The pupils were said to be having their morning devotion in a classroom when the incident occurred.
An eye witnesses account states that, the pupils have concluded their examinations and were said to have returned to the school to have their end of the year party.
A visit to the scene of the accident,revealed blood stains covered the floor of the classroom, just as broken desks, biscuits, plates which were to be used for the end of the year party for the pupils.
Also, some parents and relations who lost their children and wards were seen weeping uncontrollably while others were making inquiries regarding the whereabouts of their children and wards.( Vanguard)