The University of Nigeria, Nsukka has been thrown into mourning following the death of some students who lost their lives in a horror road smash.
The students as gathered by schoolwatch.com.ng were traveling home after the University authorities ordered them out of hostels.
It would be recalls that the University was suddenly shut down on Monday, a move believed to have been aimed at averting a planned riot by the students who had suffered acute water scarcity for over three weeks.
The gory incident occurred at the Nsukka-9th Mile Express way.
Although the Enugu State Police Command put the death figure at three, eyewitness account said the number is higher.
In a statement by the spokesman of the Enugu State Police Command, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, DSP, he said “three persons have been confirmed dead while five others sustained various degrees of injuries”.
He added that “the auto crash, involves a diesel truck with registration number AWK 311 XB, which is believed to have lost control as a result of suspected brake failure and had hit two buses with registration numbers UWN 406 XA and UWN 57 XA and also a motorcycle.
“The injured are being attended to at our Saviour Hospital, 9th Mile corner Ngwo, while the dead bodies are also deposited at the same hospital mortuary”.
A student, who was traveling when the accident occurred blamed the University authority for the development.
“It was very sad to see our fellow students die like that; we were chased out of school and now they have also been forced out of the world. This would not have occurred if we were not ordered out of school”, he lamented.
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