25 feared killed, 10 injured in Bauchi auto crash (Photos)
No fewer than 25 persons have died and 10 others injured on Friday in a motor accident of a Toyota Hummer Bus in Bauchi State.
In a statement issued by Bisi Kazeem, spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), a total of 35 persons were involved in the crash which occurred in the early hours of Friday.
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According to the statement, the crash occurred as a result of overloading, excessive speed and tyre burst which led to a loss of control leading to the fatalities recorded.
The statement partly read, “The fatal lone crash involved an ash colour commercial Toyota Hummer Bus with registration number JMA 59 XA, conveying 24 people plying through Hadeja-Potiskum route which lost control and collided into 11 other victims who were seated underneath a tree in Udubo town.
“From the crash investigation report, a total of 35 people were involved, out of which 10 victims all male adults sustained different injuries, and 25 victims comprising of nine male adults, 11 female adults, two male children and three female children were killed.
“Specifically, 24 of the killed persons were onboard the vehicle while the remaining 1 victim was amongst the 11 people seated underneath the tree.”