Bus Driver Dies, 27 Others Injured In Accident


The driver of an 18-seater public transport has died, and 27 others injured in an accident that occurred in Jos. The Federal Road Safety Corps confirmed the incident, which happened on Sunday. Andrew Bala, the Public Education Officer, FRSC in Plateau, said the 18-seater bus belonging to Gombe mass transit, conveying mostly students collided with a 10-seater local commercial bus.

“The accident occurred around the Living Faith Church, Bukuru, located in Zarmaganda, along Bukuru expressway, Jos South, at about 11a.m.

“The driver of the 18-seater bus died instantly, while 27 others sustained various degrees of injuries.

“Looking at the impact, I think speeding by both vehicles caused the accident,” he alleged.

Bala said those injured were currently receiving treatment at the Plateau specialist hospital.

He advised motorists to desist from speeding, particularly during downpour.

Bala also urged the motorists to always obey traffic rulesand regulations and ensure use good tyres on their vehicles.



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