Twenty-one persons were confirmed dead from the auto crash.
President Muhammadu has condoled with the victims of an auto crash in Enugu State, emphasizing the need for vehicle owners to ensure their cars are road worthy at all times in order to prevent unnecessary loss of lives and properties.
Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity in a statement on Friday, quoted the Nigerian leader as expressing sadness over the incident which took place on Thursday in Mgbowu, Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State which led to loss of 21 lives as a result of a head on collision between a heavy duty vehicle and school Bus conveying pupils and teachers.
“He also commiserates with the Catholic Church of Awgu, which runs Presentation Nursery and Primary School that the pupils attended, and the Enugu State government,” the presidential aide said.
“President Buhari enjoins vehicle owners to ensure roadworthiness, as initial reports attributed the accident to brake-failure by the truck involved.”
Twenty-one people, including schoolchildren, died in the accident in the south-eastern Nigerian state.
The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Enugu, Ogbonna Kalu, confirmed the incident on Thursday.
He explained that the nature of the accident was a collision that involved a school bus and a trailer in the state.
Kalu added that the incident was due to dangerous driving.