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Published On: Wed, Aug 13th, 2014

7 killed, 9 injured in Katsina, Bauchi auto crashes

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Tragedy struck in Katsina yesterday, as a fatal car accident claimed the lives of three passengers and left nine injured.

Speaking with People’s Daily correspondent over the incident, the State Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Commission , Alhaji Habu Dauda disclosed that the accident occurred in Tsanni village along Katsina-Dutsin-ma road.

He added that the accident involved a Sharon Commercial Bus and a Pilot Jeep that had a head-on collision.

He said “it was around 11:00 am when it was raining that one of the vehicle attempted to overtake on a sharp bend in Tsanni village when the two vehicles had a head-on collision”.

According to him, three of the persons involved in the accident died on the spot while nine passengers including five males and four females were injured in the crash.

Dauda noted that immediately the accident was reported to his command they quickly rushed to the scene where they evacuate the dead and conveyed the injured to Katsina General Hospital for treatment.

In a related development, three soldiers, one female banker with the Unity Bank Alkaleri yesterday were killed 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 Hilux convoy, a Vectra vehicle with registration number AH 951 MGU and a trailer vehicle with registration number GGW 01 AH.

Our correspondent gathered from the residents of the area that apart from the female banker that was killed, three soldiers in the army convoy lost their lives in the fatal crash.

They said the accident was due to the over speeding and wrong overtaking of the military convoy, which led to a headlong collision with the Vectra vehicle.

While confirming the incident, the Federal Road Safety Corps (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 persons were killed and 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 corpses of the three dead soldiers as gathered from the residents of the area.

He attributed the accident to dangerous overtaking and over speeding of the army Hilux behind the trailer, which collided with Vectra vehicle coming from the other lane of the road.


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