Two killed, 10 injured in Bauchi crash

Two people were killed and 10 others critically injured  in an  auto crash that occurred at Tashan Maialewa village along Bauchi-Dass road in Bauchi State.

The accident,  which occurred on Saturday at about 3.30pm,  involved three vehicles – a Mercedes Benz with number plate  BAU 172 GC and two  commercial vehicles,   one with number plate  WKB 374 XA.

The Deputy Corps Commander, Bauchi Sector Command, Ibrahim Abubakar, confirmed the accident in an interview with our correspondent on Monday.

He said  the accident was caused by excessive speeding.

Abubakar said,”The accident was caused by excessive speeding and that day  it rained  heavily. So, the Mercedes Benz collided head-on with  one of the buses while  the second  bus  ran into the two vehicles.

“Twelve  people were involved in the crash – 10 male adults, one male child  and one  female adult. Our men rushed them to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi for medical attention.”

He added, “We rushed them to the hospital in two ambulances but unfortunately, two of male adults were confirmed dead by a medical doctor while the remaining 10 – one  male child, one  female child and eight  male adults sustained injuries.”

Abubakar  called on drivers to be more cautious while driving on highways, especially during the rainy season.

He said, “They should always remember that they are carrying human beings and their lives depend on them, so they should drive with extra care.

“Secondly, They should make sure that their tyres are not old ones but new and their breaking systems should be working effectively. Finally, they should always reduce their speed.”
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