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Eight mourners, two others killed in Bauchi auto crash

By Suzan Edeh

No fewer than ten persons, eight of them mourners, lost their lives while eight others sustained injuries in a motor accident along Bauchi-Gombe Road near Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State Saturday.

Acting Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Mahmud Kachalla, said the accident occurred  between Tsohuwar Gwaram village and Alkaleri town and it involved 18 people in a Golf car, a Honda car and one motorcycle.

Kachalla said,“ Among the 10 people that lost their lives were five adult females, three adult males, a boy and a girl. Out of the number, eight sustained injuries and they include five male adult, a female adult and two boys.”

He attributed the cause of the accident  to over speeding and over loading, adding that the Golf car had eight people coming from a condolence visit to Jigawa State and on their way to Alkaleri, they had a head-on collision with the Honda car.

The Commander said the FRSC personnel stationed in Alkaleri rescued the injured victims and took them to Alkaleri General Hospital for treatment.

Kachalla advised motorists to always obey traffic regulations to reduce  accident on the highways especially during this festive period when there is mass movement of people.


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