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Two killed, two injured in Bauchi auto crash


Two persons have been killed and two other persons sustained varying degrees of injuries in a fatal crash that occurred on Friday in Zangoro Village along the Bauchi-Maiduguri Highway.

The fatal accident involved two vehicles, a Peugeot 406 with registration number, TRN-36SL; and a DAF Truck also with registration number, PKM-77-XA.

The Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Bauchi State Sector Command, Yusuf Abdullahi, told PUNCH that the crash, which involved six male adults, was caused by dangerous driving.

Abdullahi said that the name of the driver of the Peugeot 406 car could not be ascertained adding that the truck was driven by one Lawan Sa’idu.

“When our men were called for rescue operation, they responded and evacuated the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi for medical attention.

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“It was there that a medical doctor confirmed two of them dead. The two injured persons are responding to treatment,” he said.

The FRSC boss said that the corpses of the deceased were deposited at the mortuary after which they would be released to their families for burial.

Meanwhile, he assured that the FRSC will continue to do its best in ensuring the safety of lives and properties on the highway.

He, therefore, called on motorists to obey road traffic regulations to reduce accidents in the state.

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