By Suzan Edeh
Bauchi-It was another tragic day Sunday when no fewer than ten people were killed instantly while two others were injured when a commercial Sharon bus travelling from Bauchi to Abuja collided with a trailer tanker.
It was gathered that the accident which happened around 9.44 am, occurred along Sabon Gari Nabordo village in Toro local government area of Bauchi state.
It was learnt that the trailer tanker and the commercial bus with registration numbers AH 45 JRE and GME 01 XA collided and diverted into the bush.
Eyewitnesses alleged that the accident was caused by over speeding on the part of the driver of the commercial bus who was in hurry to overtake two vehicles in front of him.
An eyewitness from Nabordo village said,“the place the accident happened is a very dangerous spot and many people have lost their lives in the past. Most of the drivers shuttling around this expressroad usually overspeed and this has resulted to fatal causalities”
“We counted ten people who died at the spot while two others were seriously injured. Three other persons were lucky to survive the crash as they did not sustain any injury”. He said
Confirming the incident, The state FRSC Sector Commander, Mr Henry Sunday Olatunji said that ten persons were killed while two others sustained injuries.
“All the occupants of the commercial bus were men who were heading to Abuja. From investigations, the men hired the commercial bus and were going for an official engagement”.
He attributed the crash to wrong overtaking by the driver of the commercial bus who left his lane on top speed and unfortunately collided with the trailer tanker.