At least five persons were dead in an autocrash in Bauchi State on Wednesday, according to Federal Road Safety Corps on Thursday.
The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Yusuf Abdullahi, also confirmed that nine persons sustained various degree of injuries in the accident.
He said that the accident occurred in Nabordo community on the Toro-Bauchi Highway when two buses had a head on head collision.
He added that the two vehicles were without registration number, but that they belonged to Gombe Line and Adamawa Sunshine transport companies.
He who described the vehicles as a Toyota Hummer Bus and a Toyota Sienna Bus, attributed the cause of the accident to dangerous driving and speed violations.
“Fifteen people, 13 males and two females, were involved in the crash.
“Five died on the spot and they were all males. Nine others sustained injuries, among them were eight males and one female; the only person that escaped unhurt is a female,’’ Abdullahi said.
He noted that the injured persons were taken to Toro General Hospital for treatment, while, corpses were deposited in the morgue of the same hospital for identification.
He implored motorists to always abide by road traffic rules and regulations.
He also urged motorists to ensure that their vehicles were in good condition before embarking on journeys.