- Monday, March 13, was a day of pain and sorrow for some residents of Bauchi state who witnessed multiple auto crashes
- Reliable reports have it that not less than 17 persons lost their lives in two different places in the northern state
- Apart from the deaths, another set of 17 persons was left with varying degrees of injuries as reported by the FRSC
Bauchi - Multiple road accidents that occurred at two different locations in Bauchi on Monday, March 13, claimed not less than 17 lives and left at least 17 other persons injured.
Leadership reports 11 persons lost their lives in the first accident, while six persons died in the second disaster.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) disclosed that a report from its RS12.11 Azare-Gamawa station office said an auto crash that involved 25 persons on Monday happened at Manaba Village on the Zaki-Gamawa route.
It was gathered that while the first crash involved a white commercial Toyota Hummer bus driven by one Haruna Yusuf in the fleet of Himma Express, the second crash claimed the lives of six persons as four others were injured.
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The FRSC said the second crash occurred on the Yana – Giade Road just 10km from Yana Town, the headquarters of Shira local government area.
The fatal crash involved two vehicles, a commercial Volkswagen Golf 2 and Sharon mini bus with registration number; SHR 203 AA and a party vehicle with no registration number.
According to FRSC, the probable cause of the RTC was over-speeding killing six persons comprising four male adults and two female adults and leaving four male adults seriously injured.
A report by Punch quotes the sector commander of the agency in Bauchi, Yusuf Abdullahi, as saying:
“We were informed shortly afterward and our men rushed to the scene within nine minutes for a rescue operation.
“As they got there, they immediately rushed the victims to the General Hospital Gamawa by a Joint Task Force comprising the Nigeria Police Force, Nigerian Army, Nigeria Immigration Service, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp who were on patrol at Bursali Ward in Zaki Local Government Area, for confirmation and treatment.
“It was at the hospital that a medical doctor confirmed 11 people, two male adults and nine female adults. Those who suffered various degrees of injuries are 13 in number, comprising three male adults and 10 female adults.”
2 Dead, 1 injured as Bauchi commissioner is involved in auto crash, cause of accident revealed
The convoy of the Bauchi state commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, Abdulrazaq Nuhu Zaki, was involved in a multiple fatal motor crash on Wednesday, November 16.
The accident which happened while the commissioner was on his way to Warji for political engagement claimed the lives of two people.
Legit.ng gathered that one person was also injured with a fractured leg and bruises all over his body.