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Three Killed 18 Injuried in Bauchi Auto Crashes

| December 5, 2013 More

Bauchi โ€” Tragedy struck Tuesday when no fewer than three persons were killed while eighteen others sustained injuries along Alkaleri/Gombe road in Kirfi Local Government Area of Bauchi state.

The first accident which involved a commercial Toyota bus with plate number XA 447BLR and a jeep with plate number AG 123 DKD it was gathered occurred about 25 km from a village called Shafaru, around 12.28pm.

The second crash happened around 1.25pm, about 5km near a junction in Kirfi Local Government and it involved a commercial bus with registration number AG 779 KTN and a Honda Accord with registration number GM 55 BIO.

The state Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr. Sunday Henry Olatunji in charge of Bauchi unit command who confirmed the accidents to newsmen said that the fatal crashes that involved four vehicles occurred along Kirfi Local Government Area of the state.

He disclosed that 33 persons, comprising of 14 males and 19 females were involved in the crashes.

“In the first crash, one of the drivers lost control of his vehicle and rammed into the other and there was a serious situation afterwards. While the second crash happened when the driver of the commercial bus attempted dodging a pothole and in the process, collided with the Honda accord vehicle”.

“Those who died so far include three males while 18 others, made up of 9 females and nine males sustained varying degrees of injuries,” . The FRSC commander said.

Mr Sunday said that the deceased persons remained unidentified and their corpses have subsequently been deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital in Kirfi General Hospital.

Category: Bauchi State News

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