School bus conveying 40 students goes up in flames

UGHELLI—OVER 40 pupils of Petra Christian Academy, Ughelli, in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, yesterday, escaped death as the school bus conveying them from school to school bustheir respective homes went up in flames along Ughelli axis of East-West Road.

Though details surrounding the incident were still sketchy at press time, a witness, Ejiro Atori, who operates a phone shop directly opposite the scene of the incident, said it occurred at about 4pm.

He said: “While the bus was moving, Okada riders and other people around were signalling the driver to stop the vehicle, telling him that fuel was dripping from the bus.

“Immediately he stopped, people around helped in evacuating the pupils from the bus, after which it

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