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1 dead, 6 others injured in Bauchi road crash – FRSC

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Yusuf Abdullahi, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Bauchi state, said one person lost his life in a road accident that occurred in Bauchi on Monday.

Abdullahi confirmed the incident in an interview with our reporter, on Monday in Bauchi.

According to him, the accident which involved two Toyota Hiace buses belonging to Yankari Line and Bui Line transport organisations, happened in Nabordo community along the Toro-Bauchi road.

The Sector Commander, who explained that the accident occurred around 7:00 a.m, said it took the personnel of the corps about 15 minutes to arrive at the crash scene to clear the site.

He gave the names of the drivers of the vehicles as Umar Birma and Yusuf Ibrahim and attributed the cause of the crash to speed violation and dangerous driving.

“Thirty-five people were involved in the crash and there were 25 male adults, eight female adults, one male child and a female child.

“One male adult lost his life to the crash while six others, including two other male adults, two female adults, one male child and one female child were seriously injured in the crash.

“The injured were taken to Army hospital, Bauchi, and the corpse of the dead was deposited in the morgue of the same hospital,” said the Sector Commander.

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