Auto Crash Kills 13 in Bauchi
Written by Taiwo Adediran on June 1, 2015
At least 13 persons at the weekend lost their lives in an accident which occurred at Busuri village on the Bulkachuwa-Dambam Road in Bauchi State. Five others sustained varying degrees of injuries in the accident. It was revealed that the accident occurred when a Toyota Hiace bus had a head-on collision with an Iveco truck last Friday at about 8:45p.m.
According to a statement made available in Bauchi yesterday by the state Police Command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Haruna Mohammed, “On the May 29, at about 20::5hrs, there was a head-on collusion at Busuri village along Bulkachuwa-Dambam road, Bauchi, involving a Blue Toyota model F Hiace bus with regsistration number: AQ 79 AKR (Ondo) driven by one Sule Abubakar, male, 28 years of Bulkachuwa town, Bauchi State and a White Iveco truck with regsistration number: XBOX 907 GWL (Kano).
“The accident occurred when the vehicles which were coming from oppsosite directions suddenly collided.”
The police spokesman said police patrol team attached to Azare Division of the command rushed to the scene of the accident and evacuated the victims to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Azare, for medical attention.
The PPRO, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) stated that it was at the hospital that 13 persons, including the driver of the Toyota bus, were confirmed dead. He added that the remains of the deceased were deposited at the mortuary of the hospital for post-mortem examination, while the victims who sustained injuries were receiving treatment.
Mohammed sated that so far, the following were identified among the deceased: Sule Abubakar male and 28 years of Bulkachuwa; Buba Shuaibu (30) of Doleri village; Ibrahim Mohammed (25) of Busuri; Yusuf Busuri (17) of Busuri and Sadik Bello (20) of Busuri. Others, according to the PPRO, were Yahai Suleiman (30) of Busuri; Hudu Isah (30) of Kafinta; Haruna Yusuf (15) of Busuri; Sale Wasiri (50) of Busuri and Yahai Manini (40) of Busuri.
He, however, stated that two other corpses were yet to be identified, adding that effort was on to locate their families. The PPRO, therefore, called on members of the public whose relatives travelled on the two vehicles to check at the FMC, Azare for identification.