Nigeria school bus crash leaves 21 dead

Sam Olukoya

Nigeria's president has expressed his sadness over a "gruesome vehicle accident" in which 21 people, most of them young school children, were killed.

The accident occurred on Wednesday in Awgu, Enugu state, when a truck lost control and hit a school bus conveying 61 children.

A teacher also was among the dead.

The children were with the Presentation Nursery and Primary School, which is run by the Catholic diocese of Awgu.

President Muhammadu Buhari asked vehicle owners to ensure roadworthiness "as initial reports attributed the accident to brake failure by the truck involved".