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Fatal Crash on Bauchi highway leaves six dead, eight Injured
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Thu, 29 Jul 2021   ||   Nigeria,
 

Thursday- 29th July, 2021: Six people have been killed in a fatal car accident that occurred on Thursday, at about 11.33am, along the Darazo -Dukku highway in Bauchi State.

The crash, happened about two kilometers from the Darazo office of the Federal Road Safety Corps, involving two vehicles — a commercial vehicle and a private vehicle.

Corp Commander Yusuf Abdullahi, the Sector Commander, FRSC, Bauchi State,confirmed the crash.

According to him, the commercial vehicle, a Volkswagen bus with registration number KTG-950ZZ was driven by one Ahmad Umar; while the name of the driver of the private vehicle, a Peugeot Saloon with registration number AKK-53CB, is unknown.

Commander Abdullahi said that the crash was caused by speed violation.

“The crash happened about two kilometers away from our Darazo office and it involved 18 people - 12 male adults, four female adults and two female children.

“Immediately we got a distress call, our men rushed to the scene of the crash within some few minutes for rescue operation.

“When they got there, they evacuated the victims to Darazo General Hospital for medical attention.

“It was at the hospital that six people comprising five male adults and one female adult were confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

“Eight other passengers, made up of five male adults and three female adults, sustained varying degrees of injuries. The Police Motor Transport Division in Darazo was also informed,” the sector commander said.

He added that the remaining four passengers escaped unhurt.

Abdullahi noted that the bodies were deposited at the Darazo General Hospital mortuary and will immediately be released to the relatives of the deceased for burial.

Speaking further, he said that the obstructions on the road were cleared for other road users to have easy passage, and noted that nine mobile phones and N20,590 cash were recovered at the scene of the accident.

The FRSC officer urged drivers to be more careful while driving and should drive within the recommended speed limit, especially during this rainy season so that lives and properties would be saved from destruction.

 

 

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