The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Bauchi State, Yusuf Abdullahi on Monday, confirmed that six people were killed in a fatal crash which involved two commercial vehicles in at Durum village along Bauchi-Kano road, while 19 people sustained injuries.
Abdullahi noted that it took the FRSC personnel 20 minutes to get to the scene of the crash for a rescue operation.
“The crash occurred this evening (Monday) at Durum village, along Bauchi-Kano federal highway at about 6.42 pm. The crash involved two commercial vehicles, all Ford Galaxy buses. One of them was driven by one Ibrahim Abduljalal and had the registration number JJN 712 YX.
“The name of the driver of the second vehicle and the registration number could not yet be ascertained. The crash was caused by worn-out tyres from one of the vehicles and it affected 24 people comprising 19 male adults, one female adult and one female child.
“When our men got to the scene of the crash 20 minutes after it happened, they rushed the victims to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi for treatment and confirmation.
“When they got there, a medical doctor confirmed six male (adults) dead. Those who sustained various degrees of injuries are 19 in number- 17 male adults, one female adult and one female child. The corpses were deposited at the morgue at the same hospital, after which they would be released to their relatives for burial,” he explained.
Abdullahi also said obstructions on the road were cleared while the vehicles involved in the accident were handed to the Motor Transport Department of the GRA Police Station.
While urging drivers to avoid recklessness won the said, “They should avoid over-speeding and ensure that their vehicles are road-worthy. They should avoid using worn-out tyres and other practices that endanger their lives, other road users and their properties.”
This incident is coming barely four days after five people were killed and three injured in a fatal crash that happened at Gubi village, along the Bauchi-Kano highway.