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FRSC: 6 killed, 19 injured in Bauchi fatal crash

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At least six persons have been confirmed dead while nineteen others sustained injuries in a fatal auto crash that occurred at Durum Village along Bauchi Kano road.

Confirming the incident, The Sector Commander, FRSC, Yusuf Abdullahi, said that the crash which occurred on Monday at about 6.20 pm, involved two commercial vehicles.

“The crash occurred on Monday at Durum village, along Bauchi-Kano federal highway at about 6.42 pm, involving two commercial vehicles, all Ford Galaxy buses.

“One of them was driven by one Ibrahim Abduljalal and had the registration number: JJN 712 YX. The name of the driver of the second vehicle and the registration number could not yet be ascertained.

“The crash was caused by worn-out tyres from one of the vehicles and it affected 25 people comprising 23 male adults, one female adult and one female child.

“Our men immediately rushed to the scene of the crash and took the victims to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi for treatment and confirmation. When they got there, a medical doctor confirmed six male adults dead.

“Those who sustained injuries are 19 in number, 17 male adults, one female adult and one female child,” he said.

Abdullahi said that the corpses of the victims of the crash were deposited at the ATBUTH mortuary adding that the obstructions on the road were cleared while the vehicles were handed over to the Motor Transport Department of the GRA Police Station.

He called on drivers to avoid reckless driving while on the highway, adding that they should always obey road traffic rules and regulations.

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“They should avoid over-speeding and ensure that their vehicles are roadworthy. They should avoid using worn-out tyres and other practices that endanger their lives, other road users and their properties,” he said.

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