A fatal auto crash that occurred in Bauchi State has claimed the lives of 25 persons and injured 10, according to the Federal Road Safety Corps.
This was contained in a statement signed by the corps spokesperson, Bisi Kazeem, on Friday.
A total of 35 persons were involved in the crash that occurred in the early hours of today (Friday); 25 people died while 10 sustained injuries.
According to the statement, the crash occurred as a result of overloading, excessive speed and tyre burst which led to loss of control leading to the fatalities recorded.
The statement partly read: “The fatal lone crash involved an ash colour commercial Toyota Hummer Bus with registration number JMA 59 XA, conveying 24 people plying through Hadeja-Potiskum route which lost control and collided into 11 other victims who were seated underneath a tree in Udubo town.
“From the crash investigation report, a total of 35 people were involved, out of which 10 victims all male adults sustained different injuries, and 25 victims comprising of nine male adults, 11 female adults, two male children and three female children were killed.
“Specifically, 24 of the killed persons were onboard the vehicle while the remaining 1 victim was amongst the 11 people seated underneath the tree.”