The tragic incident happened at Redeemed Christian Church at 103 Omuma road in Aba, Abia State.

According to reports, the woman lost control of the vehicle after the brakes failed to engage as she rammed into the kids - crushing them to death in the process.

The impact of the accident left the victims bleeding profusely as eyewitnesses and first respondents arrived at the scene.

The incident, which happened at about 7.20 a.m., led to a gridlock along the busy roads within the commercial area.

Police officials say the identity of the driver remains unknown as she went into shock immediately after the accident.

The corpses of the deceased have been deposited in a mortuary while state authorities have reached out to their parents and guardians.