A Junior Secondary School (JSS) 2 pupil was on Monday crushed to death by a truck whose driver was said to have lost control of after its brake failed.
The pupil whose name was given as Chinyere was on her way home with 2 other pupils of Community Secondary School, Adazi-Ani, in the Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State, after they were sent home by the school’s management for not paying their school fees.
“They were three that were sent out of the school for not paying their school fees. But Chinyere was the one that was killed by the truck. The incident took place at about 9am near the school. It was while they were heading home that she was killed while others escaped by a whisker. The vehicle severed her head from her body,” an eyewitness, Abuchi Okwara told PUNCH.
PUNCH reports that the school’s principal, Edith Mojeke did not pick nor replied the calls and text messages sent to her phone.
“The mobile phone of the Commissioner for Education in the state, Prof. Kate Omenugha, rang out. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Nkeiru Nwode, said, ‘Our men are on ground and they know what to do.’,” the report added.
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