Road Accident Claims 20 Lives In Bauchi

Segun Babatunde in Bauchi

About 20 persons have been confirmed dead with others sustaining varying degrees of injury following a fatal motor accident at Tirwun village, along Bauchi- Maiduguri highway.

The Bauchi State Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO),DSP Ahmed Wakil who confirmed the accident yesterday added that the Police deposited 20 corpses of the victims at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital(ATBUTH)’s mortuary.

The PPRO also said that the two survivors, who are females, are presently receiving treatment at the Hospital.

This Medium gathered that the accident which occurred Sunday involved a Hummer bus going to Maiduguri from Jos and a Golf commercial car coming from Misau to Bauchi.

Our correspondent also gathered that the two vehicles were involved in a head- on – collision which sent the 20 passengers to their early graves.

It was further gathered that the two vehicles burst into flames immediately they collided with 20 of the passengers burnt beyond recognition after a combined team of the men of the Fire Service put off the fire while two female passengers survived with varying degrees of injuries. END

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