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15 Individuals Killed in Bauchi as Commercial Bus Collides with Truck



15 Individuals Killed in Bauchi as Commercial Bus Collides with Truck

Fatal crash involving commercial bus and truck in Bauchi State resulted into the death of 15 individuals.

On Thursday afternoon in Nabardo town, located along the Bauchi-Jos road in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State, a fatal crash occurred that resulted in the deaths of 15 individuals.

Fatal Crash Bauchi State

Additionally, seven others were injured in the accident, which was caused by speeding and dangerous driving.

The collision involved a Toyota Hiace Bus registered under Adamawa Sunshine Transport Corporation (with license plate YLA 984XA) and a Howo Trailer registered under Dangote Company (with license plate DKD32 XB).

Yusuf Abdullahi, the Sector Commander for the Federal Road Safety Corps in Bauchi State, confirmed the incident to journalists on Thursday night.

He said: “Yes, there was a crash today, Thursday, February 23, 2023. The incident happened at Nabardo town in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

“It involved two vehicles belonging to Adamawa Sunshine and a Dangote Trailer. It occurred at 3.30pm, we were informed at 3.45pm and it took our men eight minutes to get to the scene for a rescue operation.

“A total of 22 people, two female adults, 18 male adults, one male child and one female child, were involved in the crash that was caused by speed violation and dangerous driving which led to a loss of control.

“Our men evacuated the victims to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi for medical treatment and confirmation.

“It was when they got there that a medical doctor confirmed 15 people, 12 male adults, one female adult, the male and female children, dead. Six male adults and one female adult sustained various degrees of injuries.”

According to the FRSC boss, all the corpses were deposited at the morgue of the Teaching Hospital after which they would be released to families of the deceased for burial.

He explained that the rescue of the victims was done in collaboration with men of the Nigeria Police Force.

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