The government and people of Anambra State have commiserated with Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and the entire people of Enugu State on the road accident that left twenty-one persons dead, majority of who were school pupils.
A statement in Awka, signed by Mr. C. Don Adinuba, Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, on behalf of Governor Willie Obiano, noted that this was one tragedy too many.
The governor lamented that the accident which occurred in the town of Mgbowo, Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State, has left many families in mourning and despair and prayed God to grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss of their loved ones.
He cited for special commiseration the Catholic Diocese of Awgu and the sisters of Daughters of Divine Love, DDL, congregation that run Presentation Nursery and Primary School that the pupils attended, lamenting that a family reportedly lost three children in the ghastly accident.
The statement stressed the need for vehicle owners to ensure the roadworthiness of their vehicles given that the trailer reportedly developed brake problems and the reckless driver thus lost control
before ramming into the school bus.