18 people burnt to death in Bauchi road crash


Tragedy struck on Wednesday when 18 persons were burnt beyond recognition in an auto crash in the Narbodo village of Toro council in Bauchi.

FRSC sector commander Yusuf Abdullahi disclosed this in a road traffic report on Thursday.

Mr Abdullahi said the crash involved one Toyota Hiace bus and an articulated vehicle. Three people on board the trailer survived the crash unscathed.

The incident occurred around 4:40 p.m. It took the FRSC personnel some seven minutes to clear the site at the crash, explained the sector commander.

He attributed the cause of the crash to a speed violation which led to a head-on collision between the two vehicles.

“Twenty-one people were involved in the road crash, and there were 18 male adults and three children. Eighteen people who were all inside the Toyota Hiace bus were burnt beyond recognition as the vehicle went up in flames after having a head-on collision with the trailer,” he said.

Mr Abdullahi also stated that mass burial was immediately carried out for the victims by the Nigeria Police Force.

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