6 die, 18 injured in auto crash involving three cars

A fatal crash has claimed the lives of six people leaving another 18 with varying degrees of injuries.

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The accident reportedly involved three cars, one of which belong to the Yankari Express Mass Transit of the Bauchi State Government, Sunday Punch reports.

According to eyewitnesses, a pastor with the ECWA Church and former Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, North-East, Rev. Shuaibu Byal, was among the injured.

Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Bauchi State, Ibrahim Abubakar, confirmed the accident to Sunday Punch in a telephone interview, on Saturday, October 22.

Abubakar said that the accident occurred at Kilometre 13, Bauchi-Gombe Road at Tashan Mai Danwa, Alkaleri Local Government Area, Bauchi State, noting that it was as a result of overspeeding and road violation.

“The accident occurred at about 6:05pm on Thursday at a village called Tashan Mai Dawa at kilometre 13 on the Bauchi-Gombe federal highway.

“From the report available to me, the accident was caused by over speeding by the driver of one of the three vehicles involved in the crash but we don’t know exactly which of the drivers it was.

“From our assessment, one of the drivers left his lane in trying to dodge some potholes and unfortunately, there was an oncoming vehicle, then he had a head-on collision with it. Two passengers died while 18 others were injured,” the FRSC boss said.

May the souls of the departed rest in peace.

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