More than 20 people burnt to death in Bauchi car crash

13/08/2019

No fewer than 22 persons have been burnt beyond recognition in a car crash which happened at Bauchi state between a truck and a bus. See details here!

This year’s Eid-el-Kabir Sallah celebration has turned out to be one for mourning for the residents of Bauchi State.20 persons were reported to have been incinerated in a horrific car accident which happened on Friday night.

Naijacarnews gathered that the crash occurred along Potiskum-Sade road in Misau LGA, Bauchi State.

The accident was confirmed by Kamal Abubakar, the Public Relations Officer, and Bauchi State Police Command.

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Around 20 passengers that boarded the bus were all burnt beyond recognition

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Mr. Abubakar, who happens to be a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) said that,

"The incident happened yesterday night (Friday) around 9.30pm. It was a head-on collision between a J5 bus motor vehicle and an 18 seater Hummer bus.

The J5 was coming from Potiskum heading towards Bauchi carrying goats while the Hummer bus was from Bauchi. They had a head-on collision, which resulted to fire and 20 people were burnt beyond recognition."

When he was asked about the identity of the burnt passengers, he said it wasn't available as at the time of the accident. However, he stated that,

"Nineteen corpses were recognized by family members through the manifest in which they wrote their details at the motor park."

Reports say the deceased have been buried in a mass burial conducted on Saturday at Darazo, in Darazo LGA Bauchi State.

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Jane Osuagwu