7 Dead, Many Injured As Car Crushes School Children In Anambra [GRAPHIC IMAGE]

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at 10:53 AM, 7/03/2014 (5 years ago)

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«§» 7 March 2014



ANAMBRA – An unfortunate accident which claimed the lives of many school children occurred along the Umuokpu Junction along the old Onitsha-Enugu Expressway, in Awka, the Anambra State government on Thursday, March 6, 2014.

A Toyota Camry ran into students of the Community Secondary School, Umuokpu and union Secondary School, Amawbia who were waiting for transportation by the side of the road after school hours.


Anambra accident scene | Photo: Punch

According to reports, about seven of them died on the spot while others sustained serious injury.

The gory sight caused tears an sadness among people in the area.

One of the school children who died on the spot had her head crushed, another was trapped under another vehicle that tried to avoid colliding with the Toyota.

Another car, still trying ot avoid collision, drove into traders selling fruits and recharge cards by the roadside leaving many injured.

One of the victims was an old man who had his leg broken an an eye cut open.

The injured were rescued and rushed to the hospital.

According to reports, which sympathisers were rescuing the victims, the driver of the Toyota quietly climbed out of his car, crossed the road and took a cab and fled the scene.

Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps arrived 20 minutes later and towed the car away.

The Anambra State Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mr. Hyginus Omeje, confirming the incident said, “I am aware of the accident. I am, however, waiting for my men to give methe full details of what happened.”

The injured students are currently receiving treatment in the hospital.

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jar84 at 11:21 AM, 7/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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RIP Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry
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bissau at 11:33 AM, 7/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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GOD HAVE MERCY
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Larry28 at 11:47 AM, 7/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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RIP
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ngfineface at 11:50 AM, 7/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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Lord Have Mercy
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okilo101 at 12:04 PM, 7/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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RIP
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Fertymor at 12:20 PM, 7/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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NA WA Ooo...

GOD HAVE MERCY
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Authentic220 at 12:30 PM, 7/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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Wat a sad news! God I beg o na ur hand I dey o.
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micc at 02:29 PM, 7/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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Rip
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iamDonc at 02:37 PM, 7/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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what a life!
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Topsylucas at 03:08 PM, 7/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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Lord hve mercy! If u can't drive,dnt handle A steering wheel,dnt drink & drive.HABA!
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winace at 03:45 PM, 7/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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OMG!!!
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onyeozo at 03:54 PM, 7/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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God we are in ur hands
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emekson at 04:26 PM, 7/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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God, save.
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christianity at 04:32 PM, 7/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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rip for the dead ones.and wishing odas quick recovery
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osamabinladin at 04:46 PM, 7/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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 Sad
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steveoneal at 05:00 PM, 7/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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May their souls rest in peace and may God console their families,, tragic,,
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angesco at 05:50 PM, 7/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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May the souls of the dead rest in peace.

The Nigeria police should now liaise with those who issued the cars registration details to catch the culprit.

After all, i know he did not leave the scene of the accident to hand himself in to the police!!!

Very sad.
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cocoeni at 07:18 PM, 7/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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RIP
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gbojac at 07:52 PM, 7/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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What ?? Whether the car is in good working order,,,,, nobody check 'em..... So sorry for your loss, it could have been avoided... road is for cars, not to sell fruits and recharge cards...
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