Six die, four injured in Bauchi auto crash

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BAUCHI — Six people have been killed while four others sustained injuries in a fatal auto crash that occurred at Badaromo village in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State along the Bauchi-Maiduguri road.

Our correspondent gathered that the accident involved a Hilux van belonging to the Nigerian Army and a Golf car.

An eyewitness said the accident happened when the army vehicle which was in a convoy on high speed on its way to Maiduguri, Borno State rammed into the car, leading to the death of five persons while others sustained injuries.

“The  vehicle fell under a bridge while the victims were rescued by security operatives and other sympathisers  and were taken to the hospital,” the eyewitness said.

Manager of the Trauma Centre of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Mallam Baba Hamman, said some volunteers brought five dead bodies and five injured victims to the centre.

He said one of the survivors died while receiving treatment which increased the number of the dead to six.

Contacted, Bauchi State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Mr Henry Sunday Olatunji said he was not aware of the accident.

 

First published by vnaguard

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