A total of thirteen persons have been reported dead in an auto crash while five other victims who have been severely injured at Busuri village on the Bulkachuwa-Dambam road in Bauchi Sate on Friday, May 29, 2015.
The crash resulted when a Toyota Hiace bus collided with an IVECO truck at about 8:45pm.
Mr. Haruna Mohammed, the Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, confirmed the incidence in his statement.
He said “On the 29/05/2015 (Friday, May 29, 2015) at about 20:45hrs (8.45pm), there was a head on collision at Busuri village along Bulkachuwa-Dambam road, Bauchi, involving a Blue Toyota model F Hiace bus marked AQ 79 AKR (Ondo) driven by one Sule Abubakar, male, (28), of Bulkachuwa town, in Bauchi State and a White Iveco truck with number plate XBOX 907 GWL (Kano).
“The accident occurred when the vehicles, coming from opposite directions, suddenly collided.”
He also disclosed that the patrol team of the police, attached to Azare Division of the command, arrived the scene of the accident with immediate effect, an d evacuated the victims to the Federal Hospital Centre, Azare, for medical treatment.
He further revealed that it was at the hospital that the driver of the Toyota bus alongside the 13 other persons were confirmed dead.
The remains of the deceased were taken to the mortuary of the hospital for a post-mortem examination, while the victims who sustained fatal injuries, were receiving medical care.
The identities of the victims were also disclosed as Sule Abubakar, male, (28) of Bulkachuwa; Buba Shuaibu (30) of Doleri village; Ibrahim Mohammed (25) of Busuri; Yusuf Busuri (17) of Busuri and Sadik Bello (20) of Busuri.
Yahai Suleiman (30) of Busuri; Hudu Isah (30) of Kafinta; Haruna Yusuf (15) of Busuri; Sale Wasiri (50) of Busuri and Yahai Manini (40) of Busuri.
Quite Unfortunately, two of the dead corpses are yet to be identified, though there are ongoing efforts to reach their families.
The PPRO finally urged members of the public whose relatives travelled on the two vehicles to check at the FMC, Azare for identification