25 killed in Bauchi auto crash
Tragedy struck Thursday in Udobo village in Gamawa Local Government Area of Bauchi State when 25 people lost their lives in a lone auto crash.
Sector Commander of the FRSC in Bauchi State, Yusuf Abdullahi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi Friday that 10 other persons sustained injuries in the crash.
He said the accident involved one Toyota Hummer bus in which the over-speeding driver lost control after a tyre burst.
“Thirty-five persons were involved in the road crash.
“Twenty-five of them – nine adult male, 11 adult female, two male children and three female children – lost their lives on the spot.
“Ten others sustained serious injuries and they are all male adults,’’ he said.
He added that the injured were taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Azare in Katagum Local Government Area of the state, while corpses of the deceased were taken to Hadeja in Jigawa for burial.
Abdullahi charged motorists to always be conscious of traffic rules and regulations while plying the roads.