At least three persons were yesterday killed while 17 others were injured in an autocrash in Darazo local government area of Bauchi State.
The accident, which occurred around 7.24 pm, about 25 kilometres away from an army check point in a village called Gindin Tsamiya, involved a Toyota Camry car with number plate, AKK 281 AA, and a Toyota commercial bus with number plate, XA 789 GML.
Confirming the incident, Bauchi State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr. Sunday Henry Olatunji, said 20 people were involved in the crash.
“Out of the 20 persons involved in the crash, we have 15 men, one female and two male children. Three persons, which include two men and a male child, were confirmed dead while 17 persons sustained injuries,” Olatunji said.
He gave the names of the drivers of the two vehicles as Jafaru Ali and Aminu Dauda.
According to him, when FRSC officers at Darazo command received information about the accident, they went to scene of the crash and conveyed all corpses and injured persons to Darazo General Hospital.
Olatunji, who cautioned motorists, particularly commercial drivers, to always adhere to traffic rules and regulations, said the crash was caused by over-speeding and overloading.