One killed, 4 injured in lone crash in Bauchi



One person has been killed in a lone fatal crash that occurred on Sunday at Nahuta village on the Bauchi – Darazo Federal highway, in Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Bauchi State Command, Patrick Ikaba, confirmed the incident.

Speaking in a telephone conversation with journalists, he said that the incident occurred at about 12 pm.

He said: “It was a lone fatal accident involving a Sharon commercial bus heading to Maiduguri, Borno State. The probable cause of the crash was tyre burst while on speed.

“Seven people were involved in the crash, four were variously injured and one female victim died while the other Two were not injured.”

Ikaba said that the victims were evacuated to the Darazo General Hospital for medical attention where a medical doctor confirmed one person dead, adding that the corpse was deposited at the hospital morgue.

Further reports have it that the victims of the crash were coming from Benue State state heading to Maiduguri in Borno State but had a vehicle breakdown at Forest area in Kaduna State on the way to Jos where they spent the night.

It was further gathered that early on Sunday, another vehicle was brought to convey them to Maiduguri, it was on the way that the crash occurred leading to the death of the female victim, who was said to be a final year Veterinary Medicine of the University of Maiduguri.

A relation of the victim explained that: “She was on her way back to school at the University of Maiduguri, studying Veterinary Medicine as a final year student.

“The Incident happened along Darazo road this afternoon. She started the journey yesterday (Saturday) but the vehicle had a problem around forest, near Plateau State, so they slept till the following day.

“They got another vehicle which she boarded today (Sunday) on her way to school and the the unfortunate accident happened.”

Our correspondent learned that the corpse had been evaluated from the Darazo General hospital morgue to that of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital.

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