20 die in Bauchi road accident

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A fatal accident which occurred in Bauchi State on Sunday has claimed the life of 20 people who were burnt beyond recognition.

According to an eyewitness, the accident involved two vehicles that had a head-on collision at Mangorori in Tirwun a suburb of Bauchi about 3km away from the metropolis.

The witness said that the accident was between two vehicles, a Hummer Bus belonging to Borno Express heading to Maiduguri from Jos with 18 passengers and a VW Golf coming from Misau and heading to Bauchi with 4 passengers on board.

He further stated that the two vehicles burst into flames immediately they collided burning 20 of the passengers beyond recognition before a combined team of firefighters from Bauchi came to put off the fire though it was already too late.

The Bauchi State’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil confirming the incident said that the charred bodies of the victims have been deposited at the mortuary of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH).

Wakil also said that two females survived the accident and are receiving treatment at the ATBUTH. He said that police personnel promptly responded to the distress call and joined in the evacuation of the victims.

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