9 dead, 13 injured in Bauchi auto crash


 

Nine persons on Monday lost their lives in a road crash that happened in Kwana Shettu village, along Potiskum-Azare road in Bauchi State.

Yusuf Abdullahi, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), who confirmed the incident told the News Agency of Nigeria that 13 others were seriously injured in the crash.

Abdullahi said the accident involved one commercial DAF trailer with number plate KTG08XC and a Toyota Hiace bus, adding that the accident occurred around 9:07 p.m.

The sector commander identified the driver of the trailer as Alhaji Sani Ali, and attributed the cause of the crash to speed violation.

“22 people were involved in the fatal road crash which included 21 male adults and one female adult.

“Nine people who were all male adults lost their lives on the spot.

“13 others sustained various degrees of injuries and they were 12 male adults and one female adult,’’ he said.

The FRSC boss also said both the injured persons and the remains of the deceased had been taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Azare for treatment and confirmation.

He, however, advised motorists to always be conscious of traffic rules and regulations while plying the roads.

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