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FRSC confirms six dead in Bauchi lone fatal accident

The Bauchi State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday confirmed that six people lost their lives in a lone fatal crash which occurred at Kwanan Digiza on the Jama’are-Azare road.

Confirming the accident involving a Toyota Hiace bus belonging to Kano Line Transport Company, the Sector Commander, Yusuf Abdullahi, informed that 21 passengers were affected by the accident.

According to him, apart from those who lost their lives, 15 other passengers sustained various degrees of injuries in the accident which occurred on Sunday, at about 11: 30am.

He attributed the fatal accident to speed violation by the driver of the bus, which made it to skid off the road and crash.

“The crash occurred on Sunday, 7th November, 2021 at about 11: 30am at Kwanan Digiza, along Jama’are-Azare highway.

“It involved a commercial Toyota Hiace bus which has a number plate: KN21-H41. It is a vehicle belonging to Kano Line. It was caused by speed violation. The vehicle went off the road and crashed.

“The crash involved 21 people, four male adults, 14 female adults, one male child and two female children,” Abdullahi said.

He informed that operatives of the Corps at the Azare office rushed to the scene of the crash upon being notified for rescue operation, adding that they evacuated the victims to the Jama’are General Hospital.

According to the sector commander, “when they got there, they rushed the victims to the Jama’are General Hospital for medical treatment and confirmation.

“Upon arrival, six female adults were confirmed dead by a medical doctor, while 15 others, made up of four male adults, eight female adults, one male child and two female children, sustained varying degrees of injuries,” he informed.

Abdullahi said despite constant appeals to motorists, some of them still engaged in over speeding on the roads, which he lamented had led to the loss of lives and properties across the state.

“When we flagged off the ember months campaign, what we charged drivers on was for them to maintain a safe speed limit but they don’t.

“You can imagine now, this lone crash has claimed the lives of six people from different families, imagine this kind of calamity.”

He, however, cautioned drivers to always be mindful of the way they drive on the roads, saying that, “they should always drive at a reasonable speed and they should obey all traffic rules and regulations so that crashes can be reduced to the barest minimum.”

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