Tragedy was averted today as pupils were rescued just before a school bus went up in flames at Saint John by ogbogoro road in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Pupils were rescued by passersby just before the school bus fire intensified. Here are photos below;
Earlier this year, it was reported that a school bus carrying over 20 school children caught fire at Trade Moore Estate, Lugbe, along airport road in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. An eyewitness said a driver carrying the school children on a bus had parked the vehicle at the estate, but after some minutes, the bus went up in flames.
The school children were said to be pupils of Little Drops School, Abuja. While some of the residents attributed the cause of the incident to the bad condition of the bus, it was gathered that the driver of the bus had kept a keg of petrol in the car which caused the fire.
A neighbour to one of the victims, who prefers anonymity, said many of the children died in various hospitals while others received treatment.