Overhead water tank kills 2 pupils, injures others

Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 6 February 2020 | 1,093 times

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•The classroom after the accident. PHOTO: PAMELA EBOH / News Express

An overhead tank filled with water, on Wednesday, fell into a classroom of Royal Kings Foundation Nursery and Primary School, Nkpor-Agu, in Idemili North LGA, Anambra State, killing two pupils.

It was gathered that the overhead tank of about 800 gallons capacity filled with water which was placed on a high stand of a house adjacent to the school fell from its height and landed on the roof of the pre-nursery classroom.

The impact led to the death of two pupils, Wisdom Ezenwudo, three-year-old, and a two-year-old female pupil whose identity is yet to be ascertained. Two others, namely, Chimelumeze Obelenwa, aged one year seven months, and Kosisochukwu Anthony, aged one year ten months, sustained varying degrees of injury.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed, said: “On the 05/2/2020 at about 11:15am, a Police patrol team led by DPO Ogidi Division CSP Mark Ijarafu was alerted about the incident rushed to the scene and took the children to the hospital.”

Mohammed said that the two injured pupils are responding to treatment.

While commiserating with parents of the victims, the Commissioner of Police CP John B. Abang ordered for a discreet investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident

Source: News Express

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