It was a tragic day in Bauchi state as a man identified as Jamal Yari, his wife, two children and younger brother all perished in a fatal accident that occured while they were travelling along the Bauchi-Gombe road yesterday, Sunday March 31st.
The accident also claimed the lives of eight other persons.
According to the cousin of the deceased Zainab Sabitu, the deceased were Jamal Ahmed Yari, his wife Hajiya Amina, his younger sister Hajiya Zahra’u B.B Dogo and their two children Adnan and Affan.
She said they were coming back to Bauchi from Gombe state when they were involved in the accident.
Confirming the unfortunate incident, the state police command spokesperson, Kamal Abubabakar, in a statement made available to newsmen, said that the accident happened on Sunday at about 2.30pm, when a bus loaded with 13 passengers collided with another vehicle. Read the statement below
“With a heavy heart, the Bauchi State Police Command regret to inform the general public that there was a fatal motor vehicles accident today, Sunday 31/03/2019 at about 14:30hrs along Bauchi-Gombe road involving two vehicles, a Sharon bus loaded with 13 passengers and a Toyota Camry loaded with six passengers.
“The accident occurred when the two vehicles were coming towards opposite direction and on reaching a point along the road, they had a head-on collision, as a result all the 19 passengers from the two vehicles were injured. The victims were then immediately moved from the scene by security agents with assistance of good Samaritans to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital for treatment.
“Unfortunately, on reaching the hospital, 13 passengers were confirmed dead by the medical doctor, while six are still on admission. Up till the time of this release, names and address of some of the victims are still unknown. The Command calls on the members of the public whose family member(s) traveled along that road and are still unable to reach them to check at the ATBU Teaching Hospital” the statement read