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Multiple Car Crash in Bauchi Claims 14 Lives, 5 Others Injured Variously

By Abdulwahab Muhammad, Bauchi 

Bauchi State Sector Command of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed that 14 people have been killed while 5 others were variously injured in a fatal Road crash. 

The fatal crash was confirmed on Thursday by the State Command of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) in a road traffic crash (RTC) report released by the Sector Commander, Yusuf Abdullahi. 

According to the RTC from RS12.1 Bauchi, the crash occured on Thursday, 27/04/2023 at 1217hrs and was reported to FRSC at 1225hrs taking the FRSC personnel 10 minutes to arrive at the scene at 1235hrs. 

The  accident happened along Bauchi-Darazo Federal Highway at Zangoro Village involving 2 vehicles, a yellow commercial Golf 3 Wagon with registration number AJ507GWA and an Ash Chevrolet with registration number, 15B-07BA used for private purposes. 

According to the RTC report, the number of people involved in the crash was 19 comprising 10 Female Adults, 07 Male Adults,1 Female Child and 1 Male Child. 

The number of people injured was 05 made up of 5 Male Adults while those killed were 14 comprising of 10 Female Adults, 2 Male Adults, 1 Male Child and 1 Female Child. 

The FRSC report indicated that the problem cause of the RTC was speed limit violation (SPV) by the drivers. 

The items recovered from the scene of the crash as announced by FRSC included: the sum of N73,000,00; 7 Phones; 1 Power Bank and 4 Small Handbags. 

The action taken by FRSC personnel was that the njured victims and the dead bodies were taken to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi for medical attention and confirmation after which the dead bodies were deposited at the morgue of the hospital.

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