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Thursday, 6 February 2020

Two pre-nursery pupils killed, 2 others injured as overhead tanker falls into classroom in Anambra school

Two pupils were killed at the Royal Kings Foundation nursery and primary school, Nkpor-Agu in Idemili North State Local Government area, on Wednesday, where two others were seriously injured by a falling overhead water storage tank which crashed in their classroom.

Two pre-nursery pupils killed, 2 others injured as overhead tanker falls into classroom in Anambra school

The victims (three boys and a girl) were rushed to the hospital and 2 were confirmed dead, they were 2 and 3 years old.

The State police command spokesperson for the incident, SP Haruna Mohammed, said that the tank of remarkable 800 gallons of water fell from its high stand and landed on the roof of the school and hit the pre-nursery class. The tank was filled with water.

Two pre-nursery pupils killed, 2 others injured as overhead tanker falls into classroom in Anambra school

SP Haruna Mohammed said;
"At about 11:15am, an overhead Tank filled with water fell into a classroom of Royal Kings Foundation nursery and primary school Nkpor-Agu in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State," the statement reads.
"Police patrol team led by DPO Ogidi Division CSP Mark Ijarafu rushed to the scene. On arrival it was discovered that the overhead tank of about 800 gallons capacity filled with water fell from its high stand from a neighbouring house adjacent to the school on the roof of the pre-nursery class and directly into the classroom
As a result, four children sustained varying degrees of injuries and were rushed to Idemili hospital Nkpor for medical attention. Unfortunately, two of the children namely, Wisdom Ezewudo ‘m’ aged about 3years and a female pupil of about 2years, whose identity is yet to be ascertained were confirmed dead on arrival by a medical doctor. Two others namely Chimelumeze Obelenwa ‘m’ aged One year seven months and Kosisochukwu Anthony ‘m’ aged One year ten months are responding to treatment.”

The Police Commissioner, John Abang, identified and consoled the victim's parents and directed a confidential investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Two pre-nursery pupils killed, 2 others injured as overhead tanker falls into classroom in Anambra school

Haruna added;
"The Commissioner of Police CP John B.Abang, fdc has commiserate with parents of the victims and ordered for a discreet investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident"


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