FRSC Bauchi State Command confirmed the death of 18 passengers in Saturday night accident

FRSC Bauchi State Command confirmed the death of 18 passengers in Saturday night accident

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Bauchi State Command, has confirmed that about 18 people have been feared killed while two others sustained varying degrees of injuries in a road crash involving a Hilux pickup truck in the Yautare, Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

The Head of Operations, FRSC, Bauchi Command, Paul Gua, while speaking with newsmen on Saturday, October 13, said the vehicle had been conveying traders to Dukku, Gombe State, for business.

Gua then revealed that the accident occurred when the tyre of the van with number plate DRZ 716 XA burst at top speed.

According to him, 20 adult males were in the vehicle when the accident happened around 12.30 pm.

He noted that 16 persons died on the spot, while two others died later at the Federal Medical Centre, Azare.

Olaniyi Eniolawun.