At least six people were killed in a car accident on Thursday along the Darazo – Dukku highway in Bauchi state.
The accident involved two vehicles, a commercial vehicle, a Vwolkswagen bus with registration number: KTG-950ZZ driven by an Ahmad Umar and a Peugeot Saloon with registration number: AKK-53CB driven by an unknown driver.
According to the Sector Commander, FRSC, Bauchi State, Corps Commander Yusuf Abdullahi, who confirmed the accident, the accident was caused by speeding.
He explained that it involved 18 people, 12 adult men, 4 adult women and 2 girls.
“We immediately received a call for help, our men there rushed to the scene of the accident in a few minutes for the rescue operation.”
Newslodge reports that the victims were transferred to the General Hospital of Darazo to receive medical attention.
Newslodge also reports that a doctor confirmed the deaths of six people, 5 adult men and 1 adult woman.
“In addition, eight other passengers, consisting of 5 adult men and 3 adult women, suffered varying degrees of injuries. The remaining 4 passengers escaped unharmed. “
He also said that obstructions in the road were cleared so that other road users had an easy passage, while 9 mobile phones and N20,590 in cash were recovered at the crash site.
“Abdullahi advised drivers to drive with more caution and within the recommended speed limit, especially during this rainy season, so that lives and property are saved from destruction.”
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