Two dead, 6 others injured in Bauchi auto crash

Accident

Auto crash

By Olaide Ayinde

Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Bauchi, Yusuf Abdullahi has disclosed that two persons lost their lives in a lone motor accident that occurred in the State on Sunday.

Abdullahi, who confirmed the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Sunday, disclosed that six others sustained various degrees of injuries.

He said that the accident which involved one Alhambra commercial bus with number plate GSH 42 AA, occurred one kilometre  after Durum Market along Bauchi-Kano road at 9:53 a.m.

The Sector Commander, who said that it took personnel of the Corps about 12 minutes to arrive at the scene to clear the site, attributed the accident to speed violation and tire burst.

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“Eight people are involved in the crash comprising five male, two female and one male child.

“Two men died on the spot and six others sustained injuries. They include three male, two female and one male child,” he said.

Abdullahi said the driver of the bus had been identified simply as Ibrahim, adding that the injured persons had been referred to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUH), Bauchi for treatment.

He disclosed that the remains of the deceased were also deposited in the morgue of the same hospital for identification.

The Sector Commander advised motorists to always be conscious of traffic rules and regulations while plying the roads.

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