Petrol Tanker Crushes 9 Pupils, Including 3 Siblings, To Death In Delta - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Petrol Tanker Crushes 9 Pupils, Including 3 Siblings, To Death In Delta

                      •Gov Okowa

 By Mike Oseji, Asaba

No fewer than nine pupils, including three siblings, of Army Children Primary School, Effurun, Uvwie council area of Delta state, have reportedly died after a petrol-laden tanker ran over them, unofficial source said on Thursday.

The tanker ran into the pulpils on Thursday afternoon.

 Several others were injured and rushed to the military hospital located inside the General David Ejoor Barracks, Effurun and Central Hospital, Warri.

The accident occurred at a link road opposite the Army Barracks.

A dozen of pupils were said to have been rushed to the Central Hospital, Warri but nine were confirmed dead on arrival.

Three others reportedly were taken to the Delta State University Teaching Hospital (DELSUTH), Oghara after being stabilised.

The pupils were said to be returning home after school hours, when the incident occurred.

Police spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the death of six pupils, saying the number is “tentative.”

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