Anambra: Overhead water tank falls into classroom, kills two, injures two others


Two pupils of Royal Kings Foundation Nursery and Primary School, Nkpor-Agu in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State today lost their lives as a result of an overhead tank filled with water which fell into their classroom.

Also, two other pupils of the school sustained varying degrees of injuries as a result of the incident.

Confirming the sad incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Anambra State Police Command, SP Haruna Mohammed informed that the incident occurred at about 11.15am.

Mohammed disclosed that Police patrol team led by Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ogidi Division, CSP Mark Ijarafu rushed to the scene.

According to him, 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 children 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 3years and a female pupil of  about 2years, whose identity is yet to be ascertained were confirmed dead on arrival by a medical doctor while two others namely Chimelumeze Obelenwa ‘m’ aged One year seven months and Kosisochukwu Anthony ‘m’ aged One year ten months are responding to treatment.

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP John B.Abang,fdc has commiserated with parents of the victims and ordered for a discreet investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident”, he said.

Photo: Damaged portion of the classroom at Royal Kings Foundation Nursery and Primary School, Nkpor-Agu.

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