At least nine persons lost their lives in a motor accident along Potiskum-Azare road in Bauchi State, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says.
The Bauchi State Sector Commander of FRSC, Yusuf Abdullahi, disclosed this Tuesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
“Twenty-two people were involved in the fatal road crash which included 21 male adults and one female adult,” Abdullahi said. “Nine people who were all male adults lost their lives on the spot.” He explained that 13 others also sustained various degrees of injuries.
Further, Abdullahi, revealed that the accident involved a commercial DAF trailer with number plate KTG08XC and a Toyota Hiace bus.
According to him, the police personnel came 10 minutes after the incident took place to clear the site.
The commander added that both the injured and the deceased have been evacuated to the Federal Medical Center, Azare for treatment and confirmation.
Abdullahi urged motorists to always be conscious of traffic rules and regulations while plying the roads.
In March, a ghastly motor accident involving three vehicles claimed the lives of 12 people while 12 others were injured on the same Potiskum-Azare road.
WikkiTimes gathered that the accident took place at Lanzai village in Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State along Potiskum highway. However, it involved three commercial vehicles, a Toyota Hummer bus belonging to Borno Express and 2 Opel Vectra salon cars.