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18 killed in Bauchi auto crash

Eighteen passengers were on Wednesday burnt beyond recognition in a road accident that happened in Bauchi. learned that 21 travellers were involved in an auto crash at Narbodo village in Toro local government area of Bauchi State.

According to Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Bauchi Sector Commander, Yusuf Abdullahi, “that 18 passengers were burnt to death when a bus collided with a trailer on Wednesday.

The accident involved a Toyota Hiace bus and a trailer with three occupants who survived the crash.

Yusuf said that the accident happened at 4:40 pm on Wednesday.

“21 people were involved in the road crash and there were 18 male adults and three children. 18 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.

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

According to him, the cause of the crash was as a result of speed violation which led to a head-on collision between the two vehicles.

While urging road users to be always conscious of traffic rules and regulations, he advised drivers to ensure they have good tyres, maintain average speed, and do routine vehicle maintenance before plying the road.

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