10 killed, 12 injured in Bauchi road crash- FRSC 



Mr Yusuf Abdullahi, , Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Bauchi State, says  no fewer than 10 people died in an accident on Saturday in Azare, Local Government Area.

Abdullahi, who made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi,  said that the accident which occurred at about  2:30 p.m. also left 12 others with serious injuries.

He explained that the accident occurred when a motorcycle conveying four passengers rammed into an incoming Toyota Hiace hummer bus, belonging to Gombe line express.

He added that all the passengers on the motorcycle  lost their lives instantly.

Abdullahi said six people also lost their lives in the bus and that their  corpses had been to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Azare.

He said those injured to New Jama’are Clinic in Azare for .

“Out of the 12 people that injured, have six male adults, three female adults, one male child and female children,” he said.

He attributed the accident to over speeding and called on all commercial fleet operators to install Speed Limiting Device (SLD) in their vehicles.

“This is because anytime the decides to behave anyhow, or go beyond normal speed, the device would curtail .

“They should endeavour to install the device to curtail drivers’ excesses,” he advised.

He reiterated that the corps would continue to carry out public enlightenment campaigns in parks, market squares and , on the causes and dangers of road accidents. (NAN)