The Bauchi State Sector Command of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the death of seven persons in a fatal accident that occurred on Wednesday at Rimin Zayam on the Bauchi-Jos highway while five others sustained varying degrees of injuries in the crash.
The road traffic crash report of the Corps on the fatal accident said the crash, involving a Toyota Hiace bus, with registration number, DRZ063LG, belonging to the government and a commercial Volkswagen Sharon minibus occurred at about 8:50pm on Wednesday.
The report added that the accident was reported to the Toro-Magaman Gumau Unit of the FRSC at 8:55pm, adding that road safety personnel were deployed to the scene of the accident immediately for rescue operations.
It informed that 12 persons, made up of five male adults, six female adults and one female child were involved in the crash, adding that the six female adults and the child lost their lives on the spot, while five male adults sustained injuries, including lacerations, bruises, cuts and fractures.
The injured, the report added, were taken to the Toro General Hospital for treatment while the remains of the deceased were deposited at the hospital’s morgue.
The FRSC attributes the cause of the accident to speed limit violations and loss of control of the vehicle by the driver.