Government car kills 14 children, injures 10 others in Plateau

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It was a Black Saturday yesterday in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State when 14 children were killed and another 10 injured after an official vehicle of a local government in the state rammed into them.
The children were members of Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade from three churches in the area: Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), Assemblies of God Church and Baptist Church were out on their routine jogging exercise as early as 7am.
The kids, who numbered as many as 40, aged between 6 and 12, were precisely at Tudun Maza, when a wagon skidded off the road and rammed into them, killing 14 on the spot.
It was also gathered that immediately the incident happened, both the driver and the owner of the maize and Irish Potatoes the vehicle was conveying from Bokkos to Bukuru market in Jos South Local Government jumped out of the Vehicle and ran away to avoid being lynched by people within the scene of the incident.
An eyewitness who gave his name as Dung Elvis said it was like magic to the people of the community who rushed in their large numbers to the scene of the unfortunate incident. It was wailing and crying all through as the remains of those killed were being conveyed to the nearby health centre.
A visit to the locality gathered that there was a lull in the community, as people were seen in groups discussing the pathetic incident while the three affected churches immediately suspended their weekend programmes and meetings to mourn the children who also doubled as security boys to the churches every Sunday
May their young souls rest in peace.

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