25 people, including children killed in Bauchi auto accident

Not less than 25 people, including children, were on Thursday, killed in an auto crash in Udobo village, Gamawa LGA of Bauchi State.

Yusuf Abdullahi, sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Bauchi, said ten other persons sustained injuries in the crash.

He noted that the accident involved one Toyota Hummer bus whose driver was overspeeding.

He said the driver lost control of the vehicle after one of its tyres deflated.

“Thirty-five persons were involved in the road crash,” Abdullahi said.

“Twenty-five of them – nine adult male, 11 adult female, two male children and three female children – lost their lives on the spot.

“Ten others sustained serious injuries and they are all male adults.”

He added that the injured have been taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Azare in Katagum LGA of the state, while the corpses were taken to Hadeja in Jigawa for burial.

Abdullahi advised motorists to be conscious of traffic rules and regulations while plying the roads

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