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Two dead, six injured in Gombe accident

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A ghastly accident that occurred at Wuro Dole village along the Gombe-Bauchi highway has claimed two lives leaving six others seriously injured.

The accident which occurred on Friday morning involved a Honda Civic and a Sharon commercial bus.

Both vehicles had a head-on collision coming from opposite directions.

An eyewitness, Malam Umar explained that the accident was caused by a Hilux van conveying firewood to Gombe which was parked on the road after it broke down earlier in the morning with no efforts made to remove it.

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He added that the Honda Civic car was coming from Bauchi heading towards Gombe while the Sharon bus which was fully loaded with passengers was heading to Bauchi from Gombe.

According to Malam Umar, while trying to avoid the stationary pickup van, the driver of the Honda Civic car drove on the other lane and had a head-on collision with the Sharon bus coming from the opposite direction.

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Two passengers of the commercial bus died on the spot while six others from both vehicles were left with various degrees of injury.

Officers of the Bauchi sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Command (FRSC) who are operating along the road were called upon for rescue operation and conveyed the injured to the Federal Teaching Hospital (FTH), Gombe, for medical attention while the corpses were deposited at the hospital’s morgue.

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