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Nine Killed, Four Wounded In Bauchi Auto Accident

Nine Killed, Four Wounded In Bauchi Auto Accident

Nine people were killed and four others sustained various degrees of injuries in an auto crash along Bauchi Jos road around 8pm on Monday.

The state Sector commandant of the  Federal Road Safety Corps Mr Henry Sunday Olatunji confirmed the incident while briefing newsmen in Bauchi on Tuesday.

He said the accident occurred in Dungal Village in Bauchi local Government area and involved three vehicles - a Bus, a Passat and Peugeot 406 with 20 people as total occupants.

Olatunji said “...the accident occurred as a result of wrong overtaking  and among the occupants nine people died - six burnt beyond recognition - while three dead bodies recovered included one woman, one man adult and a boy. Four people sustained injuries, and seven escape dunhurt”

Olatunji charged road users to be cautious while driving adding that the command was working  round the clock towards sensitizing road users on the need to drive safely and avoid over-speeding.

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