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Regional News of Monday, 27 September 2021


Two killed as vehicle plunges into Bauchi river

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Two persons lost their lives on Sunday when a vehicle plunged into a river along Darazo-Dukku Road in Bauchi State.

Two other persons were said to have sustained varying degrees of injuries. The PUNCH reports that the crash was happening few days after three people were killed in a road crash that occurred at Dungulbi village close to the Muslim burial ground site, about 10 kilometers away from Bauchi metropolis.

The Commander, Federal Road Safety Corp, Bauchi Sector Command, Yusuf Abdullahi, disclosed this to our correspondent on Sunday.He said the crash was caused by speed violation.

He added that the accident occurred at about 9.08amAbdullahi said, “The crash happened on Gombe Abba bridge on Darazo-Dukku highway, 32 kilometers away from the FRSC Darazo office.

“The crash involved a private 406 Peugeot with Registration No. 06H-04NS. The crash which was caused by speed violation involved four people. The driver lost control and plunged into the river. Two people were killed while the remaining two were injured.

“The trapped victims and the vehicle were finally removed and taken to the General Hospital, Dukku, Gombe State for confirmation at about 4.11pm, today 26th September, 2021.“Two of them were confirmed dead by a medical doctor at the hospital.”