Pupils rescued as school bus goes up in flames in Port Harcourt

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.

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Pupils were rescued by passersby just before the school bus fire intensified. Here are photos below;

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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.

92 Comments

  1. Really thank god that they were rescued before the flame went up, I think each an every school should learn from this at least let them put there vehicles in order

  2. The cause of the fire has to be probed because some school’s proprietors despite the exhobitant fees charged, still used damaged vehicles to convey pupils.

  3. Glory be to God for saving the life of the children, may the lord bless the people that rescued the children.

  4. oh God!!! Died ke?? Pray that’s not true , I pray for God’s divine healing on on those little ones in Jesus Name

  5. This is terrible! Hope no pupil was lost? The cause of it should thoroughly be investigated and try to curb further accident.

  6. Thank God for passersby for their good work in the rescue. Those death, may their gentle soul rest in peace.

  7. The driver should be reprimanded for keeping petrol under a car seat in port harcourct.May her soul rest in peace.

  8. I was an eye witness of this sad news today even got the video track
    Well it wasn’t the drivers fault just that there was no fire extinguisher in the bus because the fire started very little and they where pouring water on it instead of using fire extinguisher.
    That’s how the fire increased and the bus
    burnt beyond repair but thank God no injury recorded all the children were rescued by people around the vicinity

  9. It is advisable not to keep any quantity of fuel in the car. After being heated, it can be highly inflammable. Thank God the pupils at Ogbogoro were rescued.

  10. Thank God no casualties was recorded may God continue to save and keep our wards for us all ijn,its a tragedy thank God it is ending in praise

  11. Thank God for the life of our future leaders.please drivers should be examining they vehicle to avoid stories that touches the heart.

  12. Some drivers can be careless. How can you put a keg of petroleum in a school bus which is not a private or all this conductor bus. Thank God those school children where rescued if not you would have found yourself in jail

  13. Thank God the kids are rescue from the bus. But it is necessary for the school management to take measure in life assurance of their pupils, they should buy good van

  14. I have already knows it’s will be the driver fault, God will heal those who are still alive and rip to those dead, it’s so painful.

  15. I commend the effort of the passers by for saving the lives of the pupils this time around in thus incidence in Port Harcourt unlike the Abuja scene where many of the children died. May God always protect these children

  16. Praise God no one died on the fire accident in Port Harcourt. There is no good news as that. The Abuja incident is a big loss, I pray the deceased parent take heart

  17. Well it wasn’t the drivers fault just that there was no fire extinguisher in the bus because the fire started very little and they where pouring water on it instead of using fire extinguisher.

  18. What is all this with school buses catching fire.Directors of schools need to make sure their school buses are in good conditions.

  19. Thank God for that deliverance. Our system of Education is having more competitors daily, thereby every school wants to prove they are the best; hence managing bad buses that should be out of the road. God will save us.

  20. Caution for those that keep fuel in their car. Thank God for the children that were rescued. May God grant the ones that sustained injury quick recovery.

  21. Glad and thankful the pupils were rescued before the fire intensified. Some school buses mechanical conditions have to be checked and maintained. God will continue to protect our kids and all of us from danger.

  22. Why has tragedy befallen rivers state, for the past 2week it has been one urgly story or the other. God help us.

  23. God will bless the commuters that swung into action to rescue the girls to ensure no lives were lost. They are angelic Samaritans. And for the lives lost in the Abuja incident, may their souls continue to rest in peace. God will console their parents

  24. God be praised for the life of the saved ones. Thank God for the people you used to rescue this children. You will continue to guide your children.

  25. Thank God for saving this children life otherwise I don’t know what would have been the outcome if they were in that box ,but please if the car you’re using is strong why using it why not be careful for once, I know anything can happen at any time but trying to be careful
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  26. I don’t know the one I will comment now,because you first said,it happened in Port Harcourt and no casualties but end up another one in Abuja

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