At least six persons reportedly died while 16 others were variously injured in a Christmas fatal crash in Bauchi.
The fatal crash occurred on Sunday, 25/12/2022 at about 1150hrs on Sunday.
Bauchi State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Yusuf Abdullahi said the crash occurred at Sabuwar Miya on the Kafin Madaki -Ningi highway involving a white Toyota Hiace bus with registration number BA124 AO6 on the fleet of the Bauchi State Government.
“The number of people involved in the accident was 22 comprising 2 Male Adults, 4 Male Children, 10 Female Adults and 6 Female Children.
“The casualties were 2 Male Adults, 2MC 8 Female Adults and 4 female children while the 6 people killed were 2 Female Adults, 2 Male Children and 2 Female children. The nature of the injury were bruises and fracture. The probable cause of the crash was TBT.
“After the obstruction was cleared, the victims were taken to Kafin Madaki General Hospital for confirmation of death and treatment of the injured while the seriously injured were referred to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) for further treatment,” he said.
He advised commercial vehicle drivers have been advised to avoid over-speeding, overloading, night journeys and dangerous overtaking in order to minimise casualties in the event of a crash.