Six people have been killed in a crash that occurred on Christmas day at Sabuwar Miya along Kafin Madaki – Ningi road in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
Sixteen others sustained varying degrees of injuries in the crash that occurred at 11.50am.
The Federal Road Safety Corps in in the state confirmed the crash to journalists on Sunday.
The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Yusuf Abdullahi, told our correspondent that the fatal crash involved a white Toyota Hiace Bus belonging to the Bauchi State Government.
“Immediately we got the call, our men rushed to the scene within 20 minutes for a rescue operation. They evacuated the victims and rushed them to the Kafin Madaki General Hospital.
“It was when they got there that a medical doctor confirmed six people dead. Sixteen others sustained various degrees of injuries.
“There were a total of 22 people consisting two male adults, four male children, 10 female adults and six female children in the bus when it crashed.
“The lone fatal crash involved a Bauchi State Government vehicle, a Toyota Hiace Bus, white in colour.
“Those killed included two female adults, two male children and two female children.
“Those who sustained bruises and fractures are two male adults, two male children, eight female adults and four female children.”
Abduahi said the crash may have been caused by a tyre burst which led to a loss of control.
“The victims were taken to Kafin Madaki General Hospital for confirmation and treatment, and arrangements are made to transfer those seriously injured to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, for further treatment.