Bauchi Accident Claims 6 Lives, 19 Injured – FRSC

Bauchi Accident Claims 6 Lives, 19 Injured – FRSC
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By Hassan Jirgi

The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Bauchi command, Yusuf Abdullahi, has confirmed  that six people were feared dead, while 19 others sustained various degree of injuries in a fatal crash that occurred along Bauchi-Kano Federal Highway.

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The Sector Commander, FRSC, told newsmen that the crash involved two commercial vehicles both Ford Galaxy buses, at Durum; one of the villages in Bauchi Local Government Area with 25 people on board.

He added that “One of the vehicles was driven by one Ibrahim Abduljalal and had the registration number: JJN 712 YX. The name of the driver of the second vehicle and the registration number could not yet be ascertained and the crash was caused by a worn-out tyre from one of the vehicles and it affected 25 people comprising 23 male adults, one female adult and one female child.”

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He said “Our men immediately rushed to the scene of the crash and took the victims to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi for treatment and confirmation.

Abdullahi said that the corpses were deposited at the ATBUTH mortuary adding that the obstructions on the road were cleared while the vehicles were handed over to the Motor Transport Department of the GRA Police Station.

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A medical doctor also confirmed to newsmen at least six male adults died and those who sustained serious injuries are 19 in number, 17 male adults, one female adult and one female child.”

AljazirahNigeria could recall that the  accident brought the number of people killed in less than a week to 16, while 34 sustained injuries in three separate accidents that occurred in Bauchi State, Northeast Nigeria.

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