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Auto crash killed 25 people in Bauchi, 10 injured



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At least twenty-five (25) people have died in a lone auto crash that happened at Udobo village in the Gamawa council area of Bauchi State.

According to a statement by the Sector commander of the FRSC in Bauchi, Yusuf Abdullahi, early Friday, ten (10) other persons were also injured in the road crash.

Mr Abdullahi said the accident involved one Toyota Hummer bus where the speeding driver lost control after a tyre burst, NAN reports.

“Thirty-five persons were involved in the road crash. Twenty-five of them – nine adult male, 11 adult females, two male children and three female children – lost their lives on the spot. Ten others sustained serious injuries, and they are all male adults,’’ he said.

He added that the injured were taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Azare, in the Katagum local council of the state, while the corpses of the deceased were taken to Hadeja in Jigawa for burial.

However, Mr Abdullahi charged motorists to always be conscious of traffic rules and regulations while driving.

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