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A mob has lynched a driver and conductor of a water truck whose vehicle crushed five pupils to death in Oshiri in Onicha local government area of Ebonyi.
Police confirmed they received a distress call on Monday about the accident in which five students were killed.
‘So some angry youths attacked the driver and killed him,’ said police spokesperson Loveth Odah.
Odah further explained that the children, the bus driver and conductor were confirmed dead by a doctor in the hospital.
According to her, the corpses of the driver and conductor were recovered and deposited at Onicha general hospital.
The five children, Daily Trust learnt, were students of St Michaels School, Oshiri.
A source in the community said the accident, which has thrown the community into mourning, happened at Onu Nworiegu, Oshiri.
The water truck allegedly belongs to a company known as C- Sagas project Nigeria Limited.
The children from Amaokpara village in Oshiri were said to be returning from school when the truck ran over them on the road.
The Eastern Updates