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#1 Sunstar191

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 02:04 AM

Seven persons were confirmed dead
while three others sustained injuries
in an autocrash along Kurwala village
in Alkeleri local government area of
Bauchi State. The accident, it was gathered,
occurred around 8.52 am, yesterday.
It involved an articulated truck and a
Toyota commuter bus. An eyewitness said the truck with
number plate, XA 654 GJW, and bus
MSA 214 AA, belonging to one of the
popular mass transit companies,
collided when one of the tyres of the
bus burst. The Bauchi Sector Commander of the
Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC),
Mr.Sunday Henry Olatunji, who
confirmed the incident, said a total of
ten persons were involved in the
crash, out of which seven persons were killed. “All the ten persons involved in the
crash are men,”he added. “When our
office in Alkeleri got the information,
some FRSC officers in the local
government went to the scene of
crash and evacuated the seven corpses to mortuary at the General
Hospital in Alkeleri while the three
injured persons were given medical
assistance at the hospital”. The FRSC Commander attributed the
accident to the driver of the bus “who
left his lane as a resulted of a burst
tyre and collided with the truck which
on top speed”. He warned commercial drivers to
always ensure that their vehicles are
in good condition before embarking
on any journey to avoid accident or
breakdown..http://www.vanguardn...chi-road-crash/




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