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Auto Crash Claims 9 Lives In

| October 31, 2012 More

Dungel (Bauchi State), Oct. 30,2012 (NAN)  An accident on the Bauchi-  Jos road on Monday night claimed nine lives and injured four others, witnesses and officials said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accident occurred close to Dungel village, about 12 km to Bauchi town, about 7p.m.

The accident involved a Mitsubishi bus, a Volkswagen Passat Station Wagon and 406 Peugeot Saloon car.

Mr Ibrahim Gaidam, Public Relations Officer of Federal Road Safety Commission, Bauchi State Command, told NAN that the accident was caused by wrongful overtaking by one of the vehicles.

“We reached the scene after the accident but eyewitnesses told us that wrongful overtaking by one of the vehicles caused the accident.

“The Volkswagen Passat and the bus collided head-on, while the Peugeot, which was coming from behind, hit the two vehicles.

“The Passat and bus caught fire upon impact, burning to death , nine persons, out of whom  six were burnt beyond recognition.

“Four others were injured and rushed to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital,” he said.




Category: Bauchi State News

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