Banker, 3 soldiers killed, 9 injured in Bauchi auto crash

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By Suzan Edeh

BAUCHI—AT least four persons, including a female banker in Alkaleri and three soldiers, yesterday died while nine others sustained injuries in a ghastly motor accident that occurred along Dindima village in Alkeleri Local Government Area of Bauchi state.

The accident involved an Army convoy, an Opel Vectra car with registration number AH 951 MGU and an articulated truck with registration number GGW 01 AH.
Vanguard gathered from residents of the area that apart from the female banker, three soldiers in the army convoy lost their lives in the fatal crash.
They said one of the vehicles in the military convoy had a head-on collision with the Vectra car

Confirming the accident, the FRSC unit commander of Alkaleri, Mr James Adamu Kalaa  said that the crash  which happened around 9.54am, involved 13 persons, out of which four were killed while nine others, including six soldiers sustained injuries.
He said when officers of the FRSC arrived the scene of the crash, the army had evacuated the corpse of the three dead soldiers.

According to Kalaa; “When men of the FRSC  from the Alkeleri unit command arrived the scene of the crash, they met only the corpse of the female banker while those of the  soldiers were evacuated by the Army. The corpse of the banker and injured persons were conveyed to the Alkeleri General Hospital.”

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