The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dauda Ali Biu on Friday directed the immediate establishment of a unit command with necessary operational facilities in Gamawa, Bauchi State, following a fatal accident that occurred in the early hours of Friday.
The FRSC said the accident resulted in the death of 25 people, consisting of 9 male adults, 11 female adults, 2 male children, and 3 female children.
A statement by the Assistant Corps Marshal, Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem said the directive was meant to tackle all incidences relating to abuse of traffic rules as well as entrench safety along that route, specifically to curtail the excesses of erring drivers.
He disclosed that the fatal lone crash involved an ash-coloured commercial Toyota Hummer bus with registration number JMA 59 XA, conveying 24 people plying through the Hadeja-Potiskum route.
According to him, the Toyota Hummer bus lost control and collided into 11 other victims who were seated underneath a tree in Udubo town.
He said the crash investigation report showed that a total of 35 people were involved, out of whom 10 victims, all male adults, sustained different injuries, and 25 victims, comprising 9 male adults, 11 female adults, 2 male children, and 3 female children, were killed.
Specifically, 24 of the killed persons were onboard the vehicle while the remaining 1 victim was among the 11 people seated underneath the tree.
The crash occurred as a result of overloading, excessive speed, and tyre burst which led to loss of control leading to the fatalities recorded.
Biu commiserates with the families of the deceased and wishes the injured the speediest recovery while calling for caution, especially during this Ramadan.
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