A bus on Wednesday crushed three children of same parents who were returning from school.
The heartbreaking in cident which took place at Nnokwa, Idemili south local government area of the state threw the entire town into mourning as people especially mothers and children wailed un controllably at the sight of blood and lifeless bodies of the children.
The victims, Ukamaka, Ogochukwu and Ezinne with their brother Chime zie who was the only one that survived the accident were said be returning from school, St. Stephen‘s Nursery and Primary School, Nnokwa between 1.30 and 2pm on Wednes day when they met their end in the unfortunate ac cident.
According to an eye witness, Ukamaka died on the spot; Ogochukwu, male, died on the way to Iyielu Hospital and Ezinne died at a nearby Chinoso Hospital while Chimezie was being treated at Iyielu Hospital, Ogidi before he was discharged on Thurs day evening against medi cal advice.
Reacting to the inci dent, the Vicar of St. Ste phen Anglican Church, Nnokwa and Chairman of St. Stephen‘s Nurs ery, Primary and Sec ondary Schools, Rev. Canon Charles Oraelosi described it as a trag edy and prayed that God would see the grieving parents through.
He said, “I feel so bad, it is a tragic occurrence. The pupils were going home when they came in contact with this sad incident that took away the lives of three of them from the same family. Four of them were going home from school, one is Primary 5, the oldest, she was taking them back home, I don‘t know what happened to that bus driv er, he suddenly crushed the children .
One of them died on the spot, the other three were rushed to the hospital. Two died remaining one who is recuperating in the hospital.
The driver, he said had reported himself to the police and was in police custody as the angry mob would have descended on him.