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Bauchi Auto Crash Claims Four People

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The Federal Road Safety Corps has confirmed that four people have been killed in two different accidents that occurred in Bauchi within three-hour intervals, Dateline can report.

The Bauchi State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Yusuf Abdullahi, said  “There were two crashes today which led to the loss of four lives. The first crash happened in the morning along Awala roundabout from Gidan Mai.

“However, the rescue operation was done by the Motor Transport Department (MTD) of the State Police Command. Someone called our distress 122 lines to inform us, but before we got there, the police had rescued them.”

Yusuf said “It involved a Sharon and a Honda Civic. The Sharon was trying to avoid colliding with the Honda Civic and it went off the road and crashed. One person died in the incident.”

He said in the second accident “The travellers (vigilantes) were on their way to the event (Adamu Adamu’s daughter’s wedding) in Azare when the crash happened. You know whenever there is a function, they always go there with their dane guns to assist in maintaining law and order.

“So, they were going there when the incident happened. It was only their vehicle that crashed and it was caused by over-speeding, it went off the road and they were on top speed. They were in that JAC Pick-up Van that the government gave us last year. It is a new vehicle and they speed anyhow.”

According to him, “The incident happened at about 10.30 am, at 7km along Misau-Zadawa route. One person was killed at the spot while another two, who were critically injured and conveyed to the Federal Medical Center, Azare later died also.”

He said the three dead bodies were deposited at the morgue at the FMC, Azare where they will be released to their loved ones for burial.

The Sector Commander reiterated his appeal that drivers to always observe the speed limit caution while driving as well as concentrate, saying that his officers and men will continue to maintain safety on the roads.

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