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UPDATED: 9 dead, 22 injured in Bauchi, Lagos Christmas day auto crash

Nine people died Sunday in separate road crashes in Sabuwar Miya village of Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State and the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Yusuf…

Nine people died Sunday in separate road crashes in Sabuwar Miya village of Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State and the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Yusuf Abdullahi, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Bauchi State, disclosed in a road traffic report made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi on Sunday that six people died in the crash in Bauchi.

The FRSC boss added that 16 other people were injured in the crash.

He said the lone accident, which involved one Toyota Hiace bus with registration number BA124 AO6, happened around 11:50am.

According to him, it took the personnel of the corps barely 20 minutes to arrive at the scene of the crash to clear the site.

The sector commander attributed the cause of the crash to a tyre burst and loss of control.

“Twenty-two people were involved in the fatal road crash and there were two male adults, four male children, 10 female adults and six female children.

“Six of them lost their lives on the spot and there are two female adults, two male children and two female children.

Abdullahi also stated that both the injured people and the remains of the deceased had been taken to the Kafin Madaki General Hospital for treatment and confirmation.

He added that arrangements had been made to transfer the injured to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBU-TH) for further treatment.

The sector commander advised road users to always be conscious of traffic rules and regulations while plying the roads.

He urged vehicle owners and drivers to always ensure good tyres, average speed, routine vehicle maintenance and a sound state of mind while driving.


3 die on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Similarly, three people died while six others sustained varying degrees of injuries in an accident along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The accident occurred at 5.50am at the Kara turning of the highway.

The spokesman of the FRSC in Ogun State, Florence Okpe, confirmed the accident to journalists on Sunday.

According to her, 18 people who are all male adults were involved in the accident.

She said, “Six persons sustained various degrees of injuries and unfortunately three persons were recorded dead from the crash and the remaining people were unhurt.

“Two vehicles were involved in the accident. A Toyota Hiace bus with registration number, AYB 88 XP and another vehicle with no registration number on it.

“The suspected cause of the crash was excessive speed from the bus driver who made an attempt to overtake the truck, but was not successful, rather he lost control and hit the truck at the rear and the truck did not stop.

“The injured victims were taken to Famobis Hospital for medical attention while the corpses were deposited at Idera Hospital morgue Sagamu”, Okpe said.