Six Dead, Others Trapped As Tanker Crushes Students in Warri

- Sylvester Idowu in Warri

At least six students were yesterday confirmed dead while others were trapped after a petrol-laden tanker crushed some students of the Army Children Primary School, Effurun in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.

THISDAY gathered that the students were returning from school when the tanker with registrati­on number: MKD 582 ZD ran into them at an intersecti­on leading to the Warri refinery road by NPA expressway.

It was learnt that about six of the students were confirmed dead and taken to the morgue, while others were rushed to the Army

Hospital in Effurun Barracks for medical treatment.

According to a security source, “The fuel tanker was negotiatin­g the bend from the Warri refinery road to NPA expressway when it suddenly crushed the students who were on their way home having closed from school.

“The bodies of the six students were taken away to mortuary while several others with serious injuries were taken to the Army barracks hospital for medical attention.”

The Warri Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Danjuma Kpasha, confirmed the accident, adding his team was at the scene on rescue mission to remove the truck to avoid gridlock in the area.

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