18 Road Users Killed In Bauchi Accident
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Bauchi State Command, has confirmed that about 18 people have been feared killed while two others sustained varying degrees of injuries in a road crash involving a Hilux pickup truck in the Yautare, Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
The Head of Operations, FRSC, Bauchi Command, Paul Gua, while speaking with newsmen on Saturday, October 13, said the vehicle had been conveying traders to Dukku, Gombe State, for business.
Gua then revealed that the accident occurred when the tyre of the van with number plate DRZ 716 XA burst at top speed.
According to him, 20 adult males were in the vehicle when the accident happened around 12.30 pm.
He noted that 16 persons died on the spot, while two others died later at the Federal Medical Centre, Azare.
He said, “The other two persons (survivors) are in critical condition. They were transferred from the Federal Medical Centre, Azare, to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, where they are currently receiving treatment.”