The death toll of the school children who were burnt in an inferno in ibadan oyo state on Wednesday has risen to 7. The sector commander of the Federal road safety corps commander godwin ogagoghene who confirmed the increase in the death toll in ibadan on Thursday condemned the kind of school buses being used by private schools in the state.
He said proprietors should embrace the kind of school buses which was introduced by the FRSC saying it was safer due to the two door exit making it easier for students to evacuate in case of eventualities.
The deceased were among 20 pupils being conveyed to their school Divine wisdom group of schools ibadan, some of the pupils btwn 5 and 11 were rushed to private hospitals due to the severity of the burns and were placed on oxygen.
Parents as well as sympathisers were seen at the hospital monitoring the children and praying for their recovery.