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Auto crash kills six, injures 19 in Bauchi

A automobile accident in Bauchi State claimed the lives of six people on Monday.

Mr Yusuf Abdullahi, Sector Commander of the Bauchi Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), confirmed the event in Bauchi on Tuesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), saying that 19 others were injured to varying degrees.

According to Abdullahi, the accident, which involved two Galaxy Transport Ford buses, occurred about 6:20 p.m. at Gurum village on the Bauchi-Kano route when the two buses collided head-on.

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The sector commander ascribed the cause of the catastrophe to the fact that it took the corps around 20 minutes to arrive at the scene and evacuate the spot.

“25 people are involved in the crash comprising 23 males, one female, and a female child.

“Six people died on the spot and they are all males. 19 others sustained injuries. Among them are 17 males, one female, and a female child,” he said.

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According to him, one of the drivers of the buses has been identified as Mr. Ibrahim Abduljalal with the vehicle’s number plate: JJN 712 YX.

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The FRSC boss further stated that the injured persons had been referred to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi for treatment while the remains of the deceased were also deposited in the morgue of the same hospital for identification.

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He noted that the obstructions were cleared to allow for free flow of traffic while the vehicles were handed over to the Motor Transport Department of the GRA Police Station.

He advised motorists to always be conscious of traffic rules and regulations.

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