Three killed as vehicle plunges into Bauchi river, discovered after three days

The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps in the state, Yusuf Abdullahi, disclosed this to our correspondent on Monday.

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Three persons have been killed after their vehicle plunged into a river at Tasham Turmi, about three kilometres off Bara-Gombe in the Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps in the state, Yusuf Abdullahi, disclosed this to our correspondent on Monday.

He said the vehicle was discovered by fishermen after three days.

According to him, the incident was reported at the Bara Area Command of the FRSC, which immediately mobilised to the scene for a rescue operation.

He said when the car was pulled out of the river, all the three male occupants were found dead.

Abdullahi stated, “There was a fatal crash on March 12, 2021 at Tasham Turmi along the Bara-Gombe Road involving a Toyota Corolla private car with number plate AG-111-TRR.

“The driver of the vehicle, who had two other people onboard, is suspected to have lost control and crashed into a river, which is three kilometres from the Bara-Gombe Road.‌

“Some fishermen discovered the vehicle today (Monday) and reported around 11.50am at the Bara Unit Command. Our men responded immediately and pulled the car out.

“The three occupants of the vehicle were rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Gombe, by the men of the Nigeria Police Force in Bara, where a medical doctor pronounced all of them dead.”

He added that the vehicle was at the Bara Police Station, while investigation by the police was ongoing.

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