An auto accident in Kili village of Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi state on Saturday killed five persons and injured twelve others.
Yusuf Abdullahi, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), disclosed this in a road traffic report made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi on Saturday.
The FRSC boss said that the accident involved one Toyota Hiace Hummer bus and one Peugeot Boxer.
According to him, the accident occurred around 1:37 pm and in nine minutes, the personnel of the corps arrived at the scene of the crash to clear the site.
He attributed the cause of the crash to speed violation and dangerous driving.
“Twenty-one people were involved in the road crash; there were 16 male adults and five female adults.
“Five people lost their lives on the spot and these were three female adults and two male adults, while 12 others were seriously injured. These include 10 male adults and two female adults,” he said.
Abdullahi also explained that both the injured and the remains of the deceased had been evacuated to the General Hospital, Darazo, for medical attention and deposition in the Morgue, respectively.
The sector commander, however, advised road users to always be conscious of traffic rules and regulations while plying the roads.
He further urged vehicle owners and drivers to ensure they have good tyres, move at average speed, make routine vehicle maintenance and be in a sound state of mind while driving.