It was a black Friday in the Education sector in Delta State as a bus conveying secondary school principals who were traveling for an all-important education meeting was involved in a ghastly motor accident.
It is understood that at least four of the principals died on the spot while nine others are currently battling for their lives.
It was gathered that the principals were travelling to Kwale in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of the state when the 18-seater bus that they were in from Oghara to the venue of the meeting lost one its tyres which resulted in the accident.
The teachers had just left their take-off point barely 15 minutes when the accident occurred along the Oghara-Mosogar section of the Benin-Effurun-Warri road.
While it remains unclear how many of the teachers were in the vehicle, it was learnt that the majority of the principals were women.
This disclosure was made to newsmen by the State Commissioner for Basic & Secondary Education, Mr Chiedu Ebie, who conveyed the meeting.
Ebie, who immediately visited the scene of the accident and the hospitals where the victims were taken to, described the incident as most unfortunate and regrettable.
Delta Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, is also said to be saddened by the development.