Ten people feared dead several others injured in multiple road accidents

Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Bauchi State, Yusuf Abdullahi, has said no fewer than 10 people died in multiple car accidents.

It was learnt that, on Wednesday, an accident occurred at Nabardo village along Bauchi-Toro-Jos busy highway, while another one happened at Gubi village along Bauchi/Kano road on Thursday.

The Sector Commander, who confirmed the accidents, said several others sustained injuries during the crash.

According to Abdullahi, five people died in the latest accident, just as three other persons sustained various degrees of injuries.

He added that the accident happened around 7:45 pm on Thursday when a Keke Napep with registration number: BAU 01 WL had a head-on collision with a Sharon commercial bus with registration number plate: KLW 641 ZA.

Abdullahi, who attributed the cause of the road crash to speed violations and overloading, said it took the Corps barely 14 minutes to arrive at the crash scene to clear the site on a rescue operation.

“Eighteen people were involved in the crash, and they were all males. Five died on the spot and three others sustained injuries. The remaining ten people involved in the crash were unhurt,” he said.

He added that the remains of the victims were deposited at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBU-TH) morgue while those who sustained injures were taken to the same hospital.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Sector Commander had confirmed that five people were killed in a fatal crash that occurred at Nabardo village along Bauchi-Toro-Jos busy highway.

He said a Toyota Hummer Bus of Gombe Line and Toyota Sienna Bus of Adamawa Sunshine had a head-on collision, adding that some of the passengers were burnt beyond recognition while nine passengers sustained varying degrees of injuries.

“The crash occurred on Wednesday, at 1.35 pm at Nabardo village, along Bauchi – Toro highway. It was caused by dangerous driving and speed violation. This led to the multiple crash which involved two commercial vehicles.

“The vehicles are a Toyota Hummer Bus of Gombe Line and Toyota Sienna Bus of Adamawa Sunshine which had a head-on collision. There were a total of 15 people involved in the crash comprising 13 male adults and two female adults.

“Immediately the crash happened, the vehicles went up in flames. Two of the passengers were burnt in the fire. When we were called, our personnel rushed to the scene within 15 minutes for a rescue operation. They rushed them to the Toro General Hospital for treatment and confirmation where a medical doctor confirmed five male adults dead.

“Those who sustained varying degrees of injuries were nine in number, eight male adults and one female adult. Some of them sustained burns, some cuts while some of them had bruises”, Yusuf Abdullahi said.

He said the corpses were deposited at the Toro General Hospital while the injured were receiving treatment at the same hospital.

The FRSC boss enjoined motorists to be conscious of road traffic rules and regulations as well as weather conditions at all times.

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