Four school principals die in Delta auto crash

Ovie Okpare, Warri

Tragedy has struck the education sector in Delta State as a bus conveying secondary principals who were traveling for an all-important education meeting was on Friday involved in a ghastly motor accident killing at least four of the principals while nine others are said to be battling for their lives.

It was learnt that the principals were travelling to Kwale in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of the state when the 18-seater bus that they were in from Oghara to the venue of the meeting lost one its tyres which resulted in the accident.

The teachers had just left their take-off point barely 15 minutes when the accident occurred along the Oghara-Mosogar section of the Benin-Effurun-Warri road.

Although, it was not clear how many of the teachers were in the vehicle, it was learnt that the majority of the principals were women.

The State Commissioner for Basic & Secondary Education, Mr Chiedu Ebie, who conveyed the meeting, confirmed the incident in a chat with our correspondent on Saturday, describing the incident as most unfortunate and regrettable.

Ebie, who abandoned the meeting for the scene of the accident and the hospitals where the victims were taken to, lamented that the incident was a big blow to the education sector in the state and the Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa is saddened by the development.

Source: punch