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25 People Die In Bauchi Ghastly Road Accident




25 People Die In Bauchi Ghastly Road Accident
File Photo: Bauchi Road Accident

No fewer than twenty-five people have reportedly died in a ghastly road accident that happened at Udubo along the Hadeja-Potiskum Road in the Gamawa Local Government Area of Bauchi State during the week.

The Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) Sector Commander in Bauchi State, Yusuf Abdullahi, confirmed the sad development to newsmen in Bauchi on Friday, March 24.

According to SaharaReporters, Abdullahi revealed that the lone crash involving a Toyota Hummer bus occurred around 4:30 pm on Thursday.

He explained that the driver lost control of the bus and ran into 11 people taking shelter under a tree close to a car wash. The 25 people reportedly died in a shorttime while 10 others sustained degrees of injuries.

“The crash involved an ash-coloured commercial Toyota Hummer bus with registration number JMA 59 XA. The crash was caused by overloading, a speed violation which led to a tyre burst and loss of control.

“The bus driver, whose name is not yet known lost control and ran into some people taking shelter under a tree. You know the weather is hot, so they were under the tree, and some of them were killed,” the news platform quoted the Bauchi FRSC sector commander saying.

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Abdullahi said 24 people were inside the bus while the remaining 11 people were taking shelter under the tree.