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20 passengers die in Bauchi auto crash

By Rauf Oyewole, Bauchi
20 April 2022   |   2:51 am
No fewer than 20 passengers, were yesterday, burnt to ashes in an accident involving two commercial vehicles at Huturu Village, along Bauchi–Kano road.

Scene of the Bauchi accident<br />

No fewer than 20 passengers, were yesterday, burnt to ashes in an accident involving two commercial vehicles at Huturu Village, along Bauchi–Kano road.
  
Bauchi State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), said a driver survived the crash, while 20 of the 21 travellers died in the two commercial vehicles.

 
The State Commander, Yusuf Abdullahi, in a statement, said the crash involved a Volkswagen Golf 3 marked SHD-184YU, which collided with Sharon minibus, carrying passengers and goods.  
  
He said: “The accident was caused by a speed violation. It happened at about 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Huturu Village, along Bauchi to Kano road. Our men got the report at about 11:38 a.m. and we got to the scene at about 11:50 a.m. A driver was injured, and 20 others were killed and burnt to ashes.  
 
“They include; 11 males, five females, one male child and three female children. The injured driver was taken to Kafin Madaki Hospital, while the remains of the passengers were buried at Huturu village.”
  
Yusuf warned drivers to avoid speed violations and drive moderately to keep themselves and their passengers safe.