By Beatrice Gondyi, Bauchi
Three persons lost their lives while one other person is critically injured as a result of a road accident which occurred, on Thursday night, the victims were burnt beyond recognition in the accident involving a trailer and a J5 bus along Bauchi-Gombe federal highway.
This was disclosed by the Police public relations officer, Bauchi State Command, SP Haruna Mohammed, in a statement made available to newsmen in Bauchi on Friday. He said the identities of the deceased are yet to be identified.
The accident was said to have occurred when the J5 had a head-on collision with the trailer and this resulted to the vehicles being burnt beyond recognition along with 3 passengers.
According to him, the passengers were certified dead by a medical doctor after they were rushed to the Alkaleri General Hospital.
Mohammed said: “On the 18/05/2017 (Thursday) at about 11:25pm, there was a fatal motor accident at Jagalwa area of kirfi LGA, along Bauchi- Gombe federal highway involving a Boxer J5 and DAF lorry with REG. No SH 104 GME loaded with beans and driven by one Ahmed USMAN, male of kwadom area of Gombe State.
“The accident occurred due to head on collision and the Boxer J5 was burnt beyond recognition along with three passengers whose identities are yet to be ascertained.
“Police patrol team attached to Kirfi division in collaboration with FRSC officials visited the scene and rushed casualties to general hospital Alkaleri for medical attention.