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Four soldiers killed, 13 others injured in Bauchi crash

Four soldiers have lost their lives in a fatal crash along Darazo-Kari Road in Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

It was gathered that 13 others sustained varying degrees of injuries in the lone crash that occurred on Wednesday afternoon at Kilometers 21 Lago Village.

The soldiers were said to have been traveling to Abuja in a commercial Toyota bus, white in colour with registration number: ASU 363-XA, for an official assignment when the incident happened.

The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corp, Bauchi State, Yusuf Abdullahi, who confirmed the accident said that the crash occurred at 1.36 pm involving 17 male soldiers, PUNCH reports.

Abdullahi added that “immediately we got the information of the crash, our personnel rushed to the scene for a rescue operation.

“They evacuated them to General Hospital, Darazo for treatment and confirmation.

“It was at the hospital that four of them were confirmed dead by a medical doctor. The corpses were deposited at the same hospital.

“The remaining 13 of them sustained various degrees of injuries including bruises, head injuries and fractures.

“The crash was caused by a tyre burst.

“The information gathered is that they are Army personnel going to Abuja on an official assignment and some were referred to the Specialist Hospital Bauchi for treatment.”

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