FRSC in Bauchi confirms death of 9 in fatal auto crash
Story from Ahmad SAKA, Bauchi
The Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC), Bauchi State Command, has confirmed the death of nine people, while 13 others sustained various degrees of injuries in a fatal accident that occurred at the Kwanan Shettu along the Postikum-Azare expressway.
Bauchi sector commandant of the corps, Yusuf Abdullahi, who sent a report of the incident to reporters in Bauchi said that the accident occurred 22 Km on the tarred road involving a DAF trailer with registration number KTG 08 XC and a commercial Toyota Hiace.
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The report from the Road Traffic Crash (RTC), RS12.11, Azare station, signed by Assistant Route Commander ARC A Maga, Unit Commander in Azare, stated that “the crash occurred on Monday, 15/08/2022 at 2107hrs but was reported at 2114hrs, the arrival time of FRSC personnel to the scene was at 2146hrs which was 10 minutes as at response time.”
The report stated that the trailer is of the fleet of BUA group of companies driven by one Alhaji Sani Ali while the probable cause of the accident was speed limit violation (SLV).
He said, “The accident involved 22 people made up of 21 male adults and one female adult out of which nine male adults were killed while 13 comprising of 12 male adults and one female adult were injured at various degrees”.
The report also said that the victims were evacuated to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Azare for treatment where a medical doctor confirmed nine people dead.