The accident happened as a Coaster Registration number RAE281S took learners to Path to Success school arrived at a road junction in Rebero.
The deceased identified as Kenny Mugabo was a Primary 5 pupil at Path to Success located in Kicukiro District of Kigali City.
The Police Spokesperson for Traffic and Road Safety Department, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) René Irere has told IGIHE that the deceased was critically ill.
“The child has passed away. He is the one who was undergoing blood transfusion at the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali [CHUK],” he said.
SSP Irere has revealed that other children have been discharged.
As learners testified, the bus started oversteering when they arrived at a steep slope in Rebero, moved to a nearby woodlot and hit trees as the driver tried to make a turn to the school.
In a message shared via Twitter, President Paul Kagame said that he learnt about the accident, consoled the children’s families and wished them quick recovery.