5 dead, others injured in Bauchi road accident
others injured,5 dead in Bauchi road accident
No fewer than five persons lost their lives in a road accident that occurred in Bauchi on Sunday, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said.
Abdullahi confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday.
He said five others sustained various injuries.
According to him, the accident which involved a Sharon Bus with plate number DRZ 887 XA, belonging to the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and one trailer truck happened along Darazo-Bauchi road at 10:00 p.m.
The Sector Commander, who said that it took personnel of the Corps about 39 minutes to arrive at the scene to clear the site, attributed the accident to obstruction.
He explained that 10 people were involved in the crash and they were all males.
“The Sharon Bus carrying the 10 passengers ran into a stationary trailer truck and five of them died while five others sustained series of injuries,” he said.
The FRSC boss said that his personnel had cleared the obstructions at the crash scene.
He also said that the corpses of the deceased had been taken to Darazo General Hospital for identification, adding that the injured were also taken to the same hospital for treatment.
“I want to use this opportunity to plead with motorists to always be conscious of all traffic rules and regulations as well as weather conditions before embarking on a journey.
“FRSC will remain on the roads across the state to ensure that users abide by and observe all the road traffic regulations.