Bauchi—A head-on-collision between a Blue Toyota Hiace bus and a truck along Bulkachukwa and Danbam road axis at Busuri village in Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State on Saturday night claimed the lives of 13 persons, including the driver.
Five others sustained injuries in the accident, which involved the Hiace with number plates AQ 79 AKR, ONDO, driven by one 28-year-old Sule Abubakar, and the truck, marked XB 907 GWL, KANO.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the accident to newsmen in Bauchi, said both vehicles, coming from opposite directions, suddenly collided.
The PPRO gave the names of 10 victims of the crash to include Sule Abubakar (driver of the bus), Buba Shuaibu, aged 30, from Doleri village; Ibrahim Mohammed, 25 years, from Busuri village; Yusuf Busuri, 17 years, from Busuri; Sadik Bello, 20, from Busuri.
Others are Yahai Suleiman, 30, from Busuri village; Hudu Isah, 30, from Kafinta village; Haruna Yusuf, 15, from Busuri; Sale Waziri, 50, from Busuri and Yahai Manini, 40, from Busuri village. He said a patrol team attached to Azare Division rushed to the scene and evacuated all the victims to the Federal Medical Centre, Azare.
Mohammed said two corpses were yet to be identified, adding that efforts are on to contact the affected families of the victims. The PPRO called on members of the public, whose relatives travelled, to check the Federal Medical Centre in Azare for identification.
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