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Three Killed, 17 Injured in Bauchi Autocrash

| September 3, 2013 More

No fewer than three persons were killed while 17 others were, yesterday, injured in an autocrash in Darazo local government area of Bauchi State, about 25 kilometres away from an army check point in a village called Gindin Tsamiya.

The accident, which occurred around 7.24 pm, involved a Toyota Camry car with number plate, AKK 281 AA, and a Toyota commercial bus with number plate, XA 789 GML.

Bauchi State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr. Sunday Henry Olatunji, who confirmed the incident, said 20 people were involved in the crash.

According to him,”Out of the 20 persons involved in the crash, we have 15 men, one female and two male children. Three persons, which include two men and a male child, were confirmed dead while 17 persons sustained injuries”.

The sector commander, who gave the names of the drivers of the two vehicles as Jafaru Ali and Aminu Dauda, said that when FRSC officers at Darazo command received information about the accident, they went to scene of the crash and conveyed all corpses and injured persons to Darazo General Hospital.

While attributing the cause of the crash to over-speeding and overloading, he cautioned motorists, particularly commercial drivers, to always adhere to traffic rules and regulations.

Category: Bauchi State News

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