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BAUCHI: Six dead in auto crash involving 70 traders

AT least six people reportedly lost their lives this morning in an autocrash involving 70 traders along Darazo-Dukku road.

It was gathered that the traders were in a trailer from Darazo town, Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State on their way to Dukku market in Gombe State, this morning, when the incident occurred.

While confirming the incident the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Bauchi State,  Assistant Corp Commander, Yusuf Abdullahi, said officials of the commission had a tough time carrying out a rescue operation.

He added that he could not say the exact number of casualties involved in the accident.

Abdullahi said, “Yes, there was an accident this morning involving over 70 people who were is a truck going to Dukku market.

“The truck skidded off the road and threw the people away. They were hung on the truck. It took us (FRSC) hours to carry out the rescue operation and presently, the victims are being sorted out.

“I cannot tell you the exact number of the casualties but some of the traders have died. As soon as we are done sorting out, I will give you the full details of the incident.”

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