20 burnt, 2 women escape as vehicles collide in Bauchi

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A fatal crash at the Tirwun suburb of , about three kilometres to the state capital, has claimed the lives of 20 , who were burnt beyond recognition.

correspondent learnt that the crash involved vehicles.

It was gathered that only females survived without the out of the 22 passengers the vehicles.

The Public Relations Officer the state, Ahmed Wakil, confirmed the crash a telephone interview PUNCH Metro.

He said the involved a Express Mass Transit bus, which had a head- collision a Golf .

Wakil stated that the crash occurred around 3pm.

He said, “Yes, the is true and it happened the Tirwun area of the state. The involved 22 passengers, who were in two vehicles, a Hummer 18-passenger bus belonging to the Express Mass Transit and a Golf . The bus had 18 passengers board, while the had four.

“The bus was heading for Maiduguri , while the Golf car was coming Misau and was heading for .

“Immediately we were called, the Motor Traffic Department rushed to the scene for and conveyed all the victims to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, .

“Among the 22 passengers, 20 of them were burnt beyond recognition, while two females survived the accident.

“The corpses were deposited in the mortuary, while the two victims are at the same hospital receiving treatment.”

Efforts by correspondent to get the reaction of the state command of the Federal Safety Corps were abortive.

The Sector Commander, Yusuf Abdullahi, did not take several calls to his telephone and had yet to return them as of the time of filing this report.