See how 12 school children were killed in Gombe
At least 12 children were killed when a pickup van ran into a procession of students marking the birthday of Prophet Muhammad in a town in Gombe state yesterday.
The incident happened in Malam Sidi town. The driver was said to be coming from Gombe on a high speed when he lost control and ran into the Maulud procession.
The event was staged by hundreds of Islamiya School pupils some of whom came from neighbouring villages.
A witness said he counted about 20 corpses, adding that over 30 children were injured and taken to the Cottage Hospital in Malam Sidi.