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BAUCHI: 15 die, seven injured in commercial bus, truck collision

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A fatal accident occurred yesterday afternoon in Nabardo town along the Bauchi-Jos route in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State, killing 15 people.

Seven other persons were injured in the incident, which was caused by a speeding violation and reckless driving.

A Toyota Hiace Bus with the registration number YLA 984XA belonging to Adamawa Sunshine Transport Corporation collided with a Howo Trailer with the registration number DKD32 XB belonging to Dangote company.

Yusuf Abdullahi, Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Bauchi State, verified the event to The PUNCH yesterday night.

He said: “Yes, there was a crash today, Thursday, February 23, 2023. The incident happened at Nabardo town in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

“It involved two vehicles belonging to Adamawa Sunshine and a Dangote Trailer. It occurred at 3.30pm, we were informed at 3.45pm and it took our men eight minutes to get to the scene for a rescue operation.

“A total of 22 people, two female adults, 18 male adults, one male child and one female child, were involved in the crash that was caused by speed violation and dangerous driving which led to a loss of control.

“Our men evacuated the victims to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi for medical treatment and confirmation.

“It was when they got there that a medical doctor confirmed 15 people, 12 male adults, one female adult, the male and female children, dead. Six male adults and one female adult sustained various degrees of injuries.”

According to the FRSC boss, all corpses were deposited at the Teaching Hospital mortuary where they would be given to the families of the deceased for burial.

He said that the victims were rescued in collaboration with members of the Nigeria Police Force.

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