Auto Crash Claims 17 Lives in Yobe
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC); has yesterday confirmed deaths of 17 passengers in a bus that crashed into truck along Potiskum/Kano road.
FRSC Commander in Yobe state, Yelwa Dio; disclosed that; “The accident occurred Sunday night at Zubali village, involving a commercial bus that crashed into the stationary truck.”
“Our rescue team retrieved 21 persons in the two vehicles,” adding that the retrieved bodies comprise 14 males and a female, including two children.” He said that the bodies have already been deposited at General Hospital, Potiskum for identifications and collection for burials.
According to him, the 14 injured ones are receiving treatment for various sustained fractures and wounds. He attributed the crash to over speeding, as most drivers never heed warnings on roads and highways. “Drivers should ensure that their vehicles’ lighting systems are functional without any failures,” he said.
“If you must embark on night journeys, ensure your lightening system is functional,” he warned. He also noted that passengers must also ensure that they call drivers to order if they are speeding. He added that if there is an accident, they will be involved possible deaths and injuries.