On Christmas Day, a collision along the Kafin Madaki-Ningi route in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State claimed the lives of six individuals.
The collision, which happened at 11.50 am, also injured sixteen other people in varied degrees.
The crash was reported to journalists on Sunday by the state’s Federal Road Safety Corps.
Yusuf Abdullahi, the state’s FRSC Sector Commander, informed our correspondent that a white Toyota Hiace bus owned by the Bauchi State Government was involved in the fatal collision.
“Immediately we got the call, our men rushed to the scene within 20 minutes for a rescue operation. They evacuated the victims and rushed them to the Kafin Madaki General Hospital.
“It was when they got there that a medical doctor confirmed six people dead. Sixteen others sustained various degrees of injuries.
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“There were a total of 22 people consisting two male adults, four male children, 10 female adults and six female children in the bus when it crashed.
“The lone fatal crash involved a Bauchi State Government vehicle, a Toyota Hiace Bus, white in colour.
“Those killed included two female adults, two male children and two female children.
“Those who sustained bruises and fractures are two male adults, two male children, eight female adults and four female children.”
Abduahi said the crash may have been caused by a tyre burst which led to a loss of control.
“The victims were taken to Kafin Madaki General Hospital for confirmation and treatment, and arrangements are made to transfer those seriously injured to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, for further treatment.