20 travelers die in Bauchi road crash
Fresh 20 travelers have again lost their lives in two separate crashes in Bauchi State on Sunday night, according to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
The Guardian had last week reported that 35 persons died in road crashes in the State only in November.
The Sector Commander, FRSC Bauchi State, Yusuf Abdullahi, confirmed that another 18-seater Toyota bus and a trailer collided at about 7:00 pm, at Bambal Village along Kano-Jama’are highway.
The bus with registration number: MAD710XA according to Yusuf caught fire after the collision. The passengers were burnt beyond recognition, he added.
“The crash was caused by speed violation. There were 16 people involved in this crash comprising 10 male adults and six female adults. When the bus rammed into a moving trailer, it went into flames, killing all the occupants on board. The corpses were taken to General Hospital Kiyawa where a medical doctor confirmed them dead,” Abdullahi said.
Abdullahi explained that the second crash happened at 6:30 pm at Duhuwar Kura village, along Azare-Zaki road, killing four passengers and injuring seven others.
“There were 11 people involved in the crash consisting of nine male adults, one female adult, and one female child. After the crash, the victims were rushed to the Federal Medical Center, Azare, for confirmation and treatment, where a medical doctor confirmed four male adults dead,” Abdullahi said.
“Those injured included five male adults, one female adult, and one female child. This accident is very terrible. These crashes are very disturbing.”
He attributed the problem to excessive speed, adding that drivers do not adhere to the approved speed limits. “It is very unfortunate.”