Several students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, (UNN) have died in a multiple road crash on Tuesday evening.
Several students feared killed in ghastly road crash, management blamed
Students are blaming the management of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) for the tragic death of their colleagues who were involved in a ghastly road crash on Tuesday evening.
The accident, which occurred along the Nsukka-9th Mile Expressway, involved a diesel truck, two commercial buses and a motorcycle.
Eye-witnesses say the UNN students who died were travelling home following a Monday directive by the institution's management that they should vacate the institution within 24 hours.
But the spokesman of the Enugu State Police Command, DSP Ebere Amaraizu, in a Tuesday statement said there were three fatalities and some injured victims.
"Three persons have been confirmed dead while five others sustained various degrees of injuries," Amaraizu said.
"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”.
On Monday, UNN's Chief Public Relations Officer, Okwun Omeaku, had issued a statement asking students to vacate the institution within 24 hours for a two-week break.
“Students are by this notice directed to vacate their hostels within the next 24 HOURS, i.e., not later than 6pm. on TUESDAY, JUNE 02, 2015," he said.
Following the accident, students are blaming the management.
One of them quoted in a Daily Post report said the accident was caused by the directive.
“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," he said.
"This would not have occurred if we were not ordered out of school".
Student Pulse gathered that the student closure was done to forestall students' riot after weeks of acute water scarcity and epileptic power supply.
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