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3 die, 17 injured in Bauchi auto crash

| September 2, 2013 More

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THREE people, including a child, were on Friday night killed in an auto- crash at Gindin Tsamiya village, in Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State, while no fewer than 17 others sustained varying degree of injuries in the accident, which was said to have been caused by over-speeding.

Sunday Tribune learnt that the accident occurred at about 7:24 p.m., when two vehicles, a Toyota Camry, with registration number AKK 281 AA, and a Toyota commercial bus with registration number XA 789 GM, collided leading to the death of the three.

Confirming the accident to journalists in Bauchi on Saturday, the state’s Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr Sunday Henry Olatunji, attributed the cause of the accident to overloading and overspeeding on the part of the drivers, whose names he gave as Jafaru Ali and Aminu Dauda.

Olatunji said that 20 people were involved in the accident, adding that, “Out of the 20 persons that were involved in the crash, there were 15 men, one female and two male children. Three persons, which included two men and a male child were confirmed dead while 17 persons sustained injuries.”

According to the sector commander, the remains of the deceased were taken to the morgue of the  Darazo General Hospital by FRSC officials from Darazo division of the command, while the injured were also taken to the hospital for treatment.

Category: Bauchi State News

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