Water Tank Falls, Kills 2 School Children In Anambra

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The state has confirmed the death of two Pre-nursery pupils of Royal Kings Foundation School in Nkpor-Agu in Idemili North LGA, after an overhead tank of about 800 gallons capacity filled with water fell from its high stand from a neighbouring house adjacent to the school classroom.

Four other pupils sustained varying degrees of injuries. Meanwhile, CP John B.Abang, has commiserated with parents of the victims and ordered for a discreet investigation into the incident.

The Commissioner of Police, John Abang, while condoling with the victims’ families, also ordered for an investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.

”At about 11:15 a.m., an overhead tank filled with water fell into a classroom of Royal Kings Foundation nursery and primary school Nkpor-Agu in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State.

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“Police patrol team led by DPO Ogidi Division CSP Mark Ijarafu rushed to the scene. 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 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 3 years and a female pupil of about 2 years, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, were confirmed dead on arrival by a medical doctor.
“Two others namely Chimelumeze Obelenwa ‘m’ aged one year, seven months and Kosisochukwu Anthony ‘m’ aged one year, ten months are responding to treatment,” he said.