At least thirteen people lost their lives while four others sustained injuries after an Opel Vectra vehicle and a Toyota Sharon bus collided around 5pm on Monday, January 5, 2015 along the Bauchi-Jos Road, Narbodo village in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State, according to a Vanguard report.
According to eyewitnesses, the accident was caused by the recklessness of a motorcycle rider, who crossed the road suddenly, leading to the head-on collision of both vehicles.
Bauch State Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident said: “There was a fatal motor vehicles/motorcycle accident on Sabon Garin Nabordo in Toro council of Bauchi State, involving a Black Toyota Sharon bus with number plate KTG -282-XG, conveying nine passengers from Jos heading to Bauchi, and a white Opel Vectra with number plate TRR- 355-XA, conveying seven passengers from Bauchi and heading to Jos. “As a result, 12 passengers and the motorcyclist died on the spot, while four others sustained various degrees of injuries.”
“Presently, the identities of the victims are yet to be ascertained. As such, members of the public, whose relatives embarked on the journey on same route, are advised to visit the clinic for possible identification of their relatives. Investigation is on,” Mohammed added.