Two killed, six injured in Bauchi auto crash


Yusuf Abdullahi, sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Bauchi, says no fewer than two persons lost their lives in a lone automobile crash in Bauchi on Sunday.

Mr Abdullahi, who confirmed the incident on Sunday, disclosed that six others were injured.

He explained that the crash, which involved one Alhambra commercial bus with number plate GSH 42 AA, occurred one kilometre after Durum Market along Bauchi-Kano road at 9:53 a.m.

The sector commander, who said it took the FRSC about 12 minutes to arrive at the scene to clear the site, attributed the crash to speed violation and tire blowout.


“Eight people are involved in the crash comprising five males, two females and one male child. Two men died on the spot, and six others sustained injuries. They include three males, two females and one male child,” he said.

The injured were referred to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUH), Bauchi.

He disclosed that the remains of the deceased were deposited in ATBUH’s morgue of the same hospital for identification.