Two students of the Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma Edo State, have lost their lives in a fatal accident that occurred within the university campus.
A source in the university said that no sooner had the shuttle left the bus park near the school gate around 7am than it somersaulted.
It was reported that a 300 level student of Educational Foundation Management, identified as Ebere instantly lost her life in the accident, while several others sustained varying degrees of injuries.
It was also gathered that one of the injured students rushed to the hospital died later.
Meanwhile, a committee to investigate the immediate and remote cause(s) of the accident has been constituted by the management of the university.
The spokesperson of the University, Mr. Edward Aihevba revealed that the authorities of the university would take appropriate action at the end of the investigations.
“There were casualties that were rushed to the hospital. For now, I cannot confirm any death,”
“They (committee members) are to investigate the immediate and remote causes of the accident and the casualty level and come out with a report. All of them who were on the bus were treated.
“Those with visible injuries were rushed to the hospital. The rest were given first aid treatment,” he added.
However, one of the students, who reacted to the accident accused shuttle drivers of not maintaining their vehicles, lamenting that the accident could have been averted if the bus was in order.