Connect with us

News

Seven killed as bus, car collide in Bauchi, go up in flame

Published

on

No fewer than seven people have been confirmed dead in a fatal crash that occurred on Thursday at Haka Yaki village, close to Buzaye town, along Bauchi-Jos Road in the Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

Two other people sustained varying degrees of injury in the crash which occurred at 12.30pm.

The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Bauchi State, Yusuf Abdullahi, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent in a telephone interview, said the crash was caused by speed violation, which resulted in a head-on collision.

He said seven people were killed, while two others sustained varying degrees of injury.

Abdullahi said, “Yes, there was a fatal crash today, Thursday, January 13, 2022, around 12.30pm, at Haka Yafi village, close to Buzaye town along the Bauchi-Jos Road.

“The crash involved two commercial vehicles, a Sharon Galaxy bus with number plate YLA 88 ZY, which was driven by one Mustapha Adamu, and a Toyota Hiace bus with number plate, KUJ 182 TU.

“The crash was caused by speed violation. It resulted in loss of control and eventually, a head-on collision.  One of the vehicles, the Toyota Hiace bus, went up in flames.

“The driver of the Toyota Hiace bus, who was alone in the vehicle and was conveying goods, also died in the unfortunate incident.

“Our men arrived at the scene within five minutes to rescue the victims. They rushed them to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, for medical treatment and confirmation, where a medical doctor confirmed seven people dead. Two others, all male adults, sustained varying degrees of injury.”

The FRSC boss expressed worry over the recklessness and violation of speed by motorists and appealed to them to be more careful on the road.

“The main issues have always been speed violation and reckless driving by motorists, these are just the problems. The motorists need to have a rethink and they should change their attitude on how they use the road,” he appealed.

Abdullahi said the obstructions on the road had been cleared to allow for free flow of traffic to other road users, adding that items recovered included six phones and the sum of N109,090 cash, among others.

Copyright PUNCH.

All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.

Contact: [email protected]

Politics10 mins ago

Provide functional fire trucks in Azare to reduce fire outbreaks, residents tell Bauchi gov

Entertainment10 mins ago

“My love, partner, best friend”- Former US President, Barack Obama celebrates Michelle Obama’s birthday

Entertainment10 mins ago

“My love, partner, best friend”- Former US President, Barack Obama celebrates Michelle Obama’s birthday

Metro20 mins ago

SAD|| College Student Dies At Her Boyfriend’s Hostel After She Went For A Sleep Over

Local22 mins ago

APC hails social media users for promoting Matawalle’s peacekeeping efforts

News30 mins ago

Sudan security forces kill seven anti-coup protesters

Metro42 mins ago

New Study Finds That Wearing Facemask Makes You More Attractive

Local44 mins ago

Bandits attacks increasing number of widows, orphans in Plateau: Cleric

News50 mins ago

Police confirm 16 killed by terrorists in Kebbi attack

World56 mins ago

Biden’s handlers ditch Greece’s EastMed pipeline project in order to appease Turkey

News1 hour ago

Mali junta seeks review of defence accord with France

Sports1 hour ago

Bruno Fernandes’ Behaviour On The Pitch Is Turning His Own Manchester United Team-Mates Against Him

Local1 hour ago

Court remands ex-director Taiga over alleged P&ID scam

News1 hour ago

National Assembly worker slips, falls, dies

Sports1 hour ago

Emmanuel Gyasi Scored A Stunning 96th-Minute Winner As Relegation Battling Spezia Beat AC Milan 2-1 At San Siro

Metro1 hour ago

SCANDAL|| Two Young Girls Beat Boyfriend After Discovering He Is Dating Both Of Them (Watch Video)

Local1 hour ago

Political bandits spreading lies about killings in Zamfara: Matawalle

News2 hours ago

Constituents ask Abia federal lawmaker to resign or face recall

News2 hours ago

Unknown gunmen behead 65-year-old man in Imo community

Politics2 hours ago

PDP set to take over Nigeria from APC ― Ebonyi guber aspirant

News12 hours ago

JUST IN: Scores feared dead as gunmen attack Kebbi community, burn corpses

Business News11 hours ago

Canada’s Periculum Deepens Nigerian Credit Market

Sports13 hours ago

Victor Lindelof Believes His Anthony Elanga Is Capable Of Really Making His Mark For Club And Country

News22 hours ago

FG plans health insurance for pensioners, sets up panel

World23 hours ago

Islamic Terrorists Previously Discussed Trading Jewish Hostages for ‘Lady Al Qaeda’

Entertainment17 hours ago

51-year-old Nigerian woman gives birth to twins after over 20 years of waiting

News18 hours ago

Foreign inflows fall by 32%, UK, South Africa, others slash Nigeria investments

Entertainment16 hours ago

“Small boys are plucking off eyes and body parts of young women just to drive Benz” – Actor Okon Lagos condemns the current trend of ‘Money rituals’

Sports11 hours ago

Former Leicester City Striker Kevin Phillips Thinks Youri Tielemans Would Suit Arsenal’s Style Of Play

News7 hours ago

Barcelona’s Umtiti to undergo surgery on broken foot

News22 hours ago

PDP govs meet, decide on 2023 zoning, to advise NWC

News10 hours ago

Grazing routes: What worked 60 years ago will be impracticable now, says Ogbonnia, Ohanaeze spokesman

Entertainment13 hours ago

“My mother asked me to kill my younger brother for money ritual” – Suspected Yahoo boy confesses

Entertainment10 hours ago

“Amala is a disgusting food” – Actress, Dorcas Fapson

News10 hours ago

I’m ‘somehow’ related to Tinubu, says female presidential candidate, Khadija Okunnu-Lamidi

Local15 hours ago

Nigerian railway suspends 8:00 a.m. train ride

News15 hours ago

Man arrested for allegedly raping 80-year-old woman in Nasarawa

News12 hours ago

FG establishes N100m technology fund, targets 2,000 youths

News7 hours ago

Terrorists killed in fresh Katsina attack, say police 

News12 hours ago

Imo has collapsed under Uzodinma, says PDP

Trending