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Two killed as vehicle plunges into Bauchi river


Two persons have died when a vehicle plunged into a river along Darazo-Dukku Road in Bauchi State.

  Two other persons were said to have sustained varying degrees of injuries in the accident which occurred on Sunday morning, Septemeber 26.

  The Commander, Federal Road Safety Corp, Bauchi Sector Command, Yusuf Abdullahi, who confirmed the development on Monday, September 27, said the crash was caused by speed violation.

  He said that the accident involved two vehicles, a Station Wagon Opel Vectra with registration number: DSA-120 AA and a Toyota Hiace commercial bus belonging to Gombe Mass Transit Company with registration number: GME-74 YX coming from opposite directions.

  The Sector Commander further said that the crash was caused by a speed violation adding that it occured at about 9.08 a.m. on the Gombe Abba bridge along Darazo-Dukku highway, 32 kilometres away from the FRSC Darazo office.

  "The crash involved another private 406 Peugeot with Registration number: 06H-04NS. The crash which was caused by a speed violation involved four people," he stated.

 “The driver lost control and plunged into the river. Two people were killed while the remaining two were injured. The trapped victims and the vehicles were finally removed and taken to the General Hospital, Dukku, Gombe State for confirmation at about 4.11 p.m., today 26th September 2021. Two of them were confirmed dead by a medical doctor at the hospital.”

  He reiterated the call on motorists to avoid excessive overspeeding and other traffic violations which can lead to fatal accidents saying, “we are doing our best to maintain low accident profile for the state." he added.

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