A total of fifteen students of the Army Day Secondary School, Effurn in Delta state were tragically killed after the driver of a petrol tanker lost control when he suffered a brake failure on Thursday, July 8.
The affected students were reportedly on their way home after school. According to reports about the incident, the driver of the tanker laden with petroleum product was on top speed when he suddenly lost control and due to brake failure, ran over some of the pupils who were walking home after school.
While many of the students died on the spot of the incident, others who sustained serious injuries were rushed to the Army Hospital, Effurun Barracks for medical attention.
Media aide to the state governor, Ossai Success Ovie, who confirmed the incident, revealed a mother lost four children in the tragic incident while another lost three children.
“I heard about the Tragedy that happened in Warri today opposite Army barracks along NPA expressway.
I heard tanker crushed students to returning from school to death.
According to the report , a woman lost 4 of her children and another one lost 3 children and more dead bodies yet to be recovered.
My condolence to the affected families
May God grant the souls of all the students involved rest and give the parents the courage to bear their loss.”