Three die as car plunges into a river in Bauchi

A car accident involving a Toyota Corolla private car has claimed three lives at Tashan Turmi along the ever busy Bauchi-Gombe road.

The accident was said to have occurred on Saturday night when the vehicle plunged into a river at Tasham Turmi, which is about three kilometres away from Bara in Alkaleri Local Government Area of the state.

Confirming the accident to newsmen, The Bauchi State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Yusuf Abdullahi, said that the vehicle was discovered by some fishermen after three days.

He said the incident was reported at the Bara Area Command of the FRSC which mobilised to the scene for a rescue operation, adding that when the car was pulled out of the river, its three occupants, all males, were found dead.


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