Not less than 16 people died in Bauchi on Sunday night when a fully loaded Toyota Hummer bus rammed into an articulated truck and burst into flames.
The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Bauchi State, Yusuf Abdullahi, said, the ghastly accident happened in Bambal village on Kano-Jama’are Road at 7:00 p.m.
“Sixteen people were involved in the crash comprising 10 males and six females and all the people on board lost their lives to the crash. The Hummer bus burst into flames after it ran into the truck and no single soul survived the crash. Some people were burnt beyond recognition inside the Hummer bus”, said Abdullahi.
The Sector Commander said it took his personnel about seven minutes to arrive at the scene to clear the site.
Abdullahi, who attributed the accident to speed violation, said the corpses were deposited in the morgue of Kiyawa General Hospital on Kano-Jama’are road for identification.
He advised motorists to always be conscious of traffic rules and regulations while plying the roads.