Tragedy : 2 Pupils Killed, Others Injured After Overhead Water Tank Falls On Classroom in Anambra

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

A source said the tank fell on the roof of the classroom while the pupils were inside learning.

Anambra State Police public relations officer, SP Haruna Mohammed who confirmed the incident to DAILY POST said police patrol team led by DPO Ogidi Division, CSP Mark Ijarafu rushed to the scene to behold the incident.

He said, “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, while two others namely Chimelumeze Obelenwa ‘m’ aged one year and seven months and Kosisochukwu Anthony ‘m’ aged one year ten months are responding to treatment.”

Haruna said the Commissioner of Police, CP John B.Abang, has commiserated with parents of the victims and ordered for a discreet investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.

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