Six perish in Bauchi auto crash
From Sule Aliyu, Bauchi
Tragedy struck on Saturday when a ghastly automobile accident claimed the lives of six people who are said to be related and from the same town, Dass, Headquarters of Dass Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
A reliable source told our reporter that the accident occurred along Dass-Bauchi Road in Bayara, a suburb of Bauchi metropolis which is about 10km away, saying that the victims were on their way to Bauchi from Dass when the accident happened.
The source narrated that the accident occurred when the vehicle they were travelling in lost control and veered off the highway into a ditch claiming their lives on the spot.
Their corpses were buried in Dass on Sunday according to Islamic injunctions at the Palace of the Emir of Dass with hundreds of people in attendance.
All efforts to get confirmation of the accident from the State Sector Command of the FRSC proved abortive as calls put through to the number of the Head of Operations did not connect as at the time of filing this report.