ABUJA, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- At least 21 school children were killed and more injured following a road accident involving a fully-loaded school bus in Nigeria's southeastern state of Enugu, said an official on Thursday.
The accident occurred on Wednesday on the old Enugu-Okigwe road in the southern state, said Ogbonnaya Kalu, a commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Enugu.
Kalu told Xinhua that the school children were on their way from school when a truck lost control and rammed into their bus.
A total of 64 passengers, including two teachers, were on the bus at the time of the incident, the FRSC official said.
Other injured passengers are being treated in a nearby hospital, he added.
Witnesses said the driver of the truck fled the scene immediately after the incident.
Local police said an investigation has been launched into the incident.