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Bauchi auto crash claims six lives, injures many

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Sunday, said that six persons lost their lives and ten others were seriously injured in a motor accident in Gumero village of Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi state.

The FRSC Sector Commander, Yusuf Abdullahi, who confirmed the accident, said that the accident which occurred on Saturday around 4:05 pm involved a Toyota Hiace bus and a Peugeot 406 car.

Abdullahi said the car with registration number KNT503JF collided with a bus belonging to the State’s Ministry of Justice, killing 6 of the passengers on the spot.

He blamed the accident on over speeding and wrongful overtaking.

The FRSC Commander said the deceased included four males, one female and a male child, adding that six females, one male, a female child and two boys sustained injuries in the accident.

“The crash happened between a Peugeot car and a Toyota Hiace bus in Gumero village, some 15 kilometres from Kafin Madaki, headquarters of Ganjuwa Local Government Area of the state.

“Our men swiftly responded to the scene of the crash and they were able to rush both the survivors and the deceased to Kafin Madaki and Ningi General Hospitals respectively for confirmation and treatment, and also cleared up the crash scene,” Abdullahi was quoted by NAN as saying.

Abdullahi added that the injured and the corpses were referred to the Kafin Madaki and Ningi General Hospitals for confirmation and treatment.

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