Three pupils die in Ekiti auto crash

Three pupils die in Ekiti auto crash

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No fewer than three private school pupils lost their lives in an auto crash’ in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State Capital on Friday.

FILE: FRSC OFFICIALS DURING RESCUE OPERATION OF ACCIDENT VICTIM

The incident occurred at about 2:30 pm at Ilokun area along the busy Ado-Iworoko road on the day of vacation for Christmas and new year’s festivities across the State.

It was gathered that the pupils were killed by a vehicle, which was coming from Ekiti State University (EKSU) and ran into them when they were about crossing the ever-busy Ado-Iworoko- Ifaki highway.

Three of them were said  to have been killed instantly, while others sustained injuries.

A wtness said the accident was caused as a result of recklessness on the part of the driver of the bus.

The source said: “The driver of the bus drove recklessly and ran  into the pupils who were returning home from school.

“The dead and the injured were taken to Ekiti State University, Teaching Hospital. It was a sad incident as families of the deceased converged to weep profusely over the loss of the children”.

Abutu’s counterpart in the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mohammed Olowo, said the Command has not been briefed about the sad event.

But, Spokesman of the Nigeria police, Ekiti State Command, Mr. Sunday Abutu could not be reached as at the time of filing this report.

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