No fewer than 16 persons has reportedly burnt to death as a fully loaded Toyota Hummer bus ran into an articulated truck and burst into flames.
Yusuf Abdullahi, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Bauchi State, said
the accident which claimed 16 lifes took place at Bambal village along Kano-Jama’are Road at about 7pm.
“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.
Abdulahi, who said that it took his personnel about seven minutes to arrive at the scene to clear the site, attributed the accident was due to speed violation.He also disclosed that the corpses were deposited in the morgue of Kiyawa General Hospital on Kano-Jama’are road for identification.
He further advised motorists to always be conscious of traffic rules and regulations while plying the roads.