28 Die in Bauchi, Niger Road Accidents

At least 28 lives were reported killed in separate road accidents in Bauchi and Niger states on Monday.

While casualty figure in Bauchi was four, 24 passengers en route to Lagos from Kaduna lost their lives at Etsu Woro village in Lavun Local Government Area along Bida-Mokwa highway. They were being conveyed to Lagos [at night] in a truck, said Kumar Tsukwan Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), in Niger State.

“Twenty-four passengers travelling from Zaria to Lagos died in an auto crash involving a truck conveying 87 people at Etsu Woro village in the Lavun Local Government Area of Niger State,” Tsukwan said, adding, 45 others were injured and rushed to the hospital for treatment.

“The victims were evacuated from the site of the accident to the general hospital in Kutigi for medical attention while corpses were deposited at the mortuary in Kutigi,” he said.

BAUCHI

In Bauchi, four people lost their lives in a lone crash that occurred at Km15 near Bagel Bridge along Bauchi-Dass Road in the Dass Local Government Area of Bauchi State, reports Punch.

Five other people sustained varying degrees of injuries in the accident.

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The crash which occurred on Monday at about 10.30am involved nine people -eight male adults and one female adult.Related News

The state Sector Commander, FRSC, Yusuf Abdullahi, said: “There was a crash at KM 15 near Bagel Bridge, Dass along Dass-Bauchi Road. The crash occurred on Monday, March 27, 2023, at 10.30am.

“It involved a green commercial Galaxy Ford with number plate MSA 72-XD, belonging to the National Union of Road Transport Workers.

“There were nine people -eight male adults and one female adult- in the vehicle when the crash occurred.

“Within 15 minutes, the victims were immediately rushed to the General Hospital, Dass for treatment and confirmation by the police.

“At the hospital, a medical doctor confirmed four male adults dead. Five people, four male adults and one male adult sustained various degrees of bruises and fractures.”

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