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Two die, five drown as vehicle plunges into river in Bauchi


At least two persons died after a vehicle plunged into a river in Tilde community of Toro Local Government Area along Jos-Bauchi expressway over the weekend.

 The accident involved a green Opel Vectra with registration number JNN 348 NC that plunged into the river. Seven passengers were onboard the vehicle. Five of the passengers reportedly drowned in the river and efforts are being made to recover their bodies. It took the intervention of villagers in the community to evacuate the wreckage from the river.

 Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, said the police is currently working to identify the victims. He however gave the dentified one of the victims as Ibrahim Rabi’u, 41, from Miya-Barkate of Toro LGA, adding that the identities of the other corpses were yet to be ascertained.

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