Abuja - Thirteen people have lost their lives while four others have sustained injuries in a motor accident along the Bauchi-Jos Road in the Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
The accident, which occurred around 5 p.m last night, allegedly occurred when a motorcyclist crossed the highway carelessly and caused two vehicles to collide while attempting to avoid him, Vanguard reports.
Haruna Mohammed, Police PR Officer of the Bauchi State Command, confirmed the incident and revealed that the two vehicles involved were a Toyota Sharon bus and a white Opel Vectra.
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Twelve of the passengers and the motorcyclist are reported to have died on the scene, while four others sustained various injuries.
All injured parties are currently receiving treatment at the Nabordo Clinic, while the bodies of the deceased await post-mortem examinations at the same facility.
The identities of the victims are yet to be ascertained. Members of the public have been asked to assist with investigations where possible.
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