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20 people burnt to death as speeding buses collide in Bauchi

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No fewer than 20 people lost their lives during a fatal road accident along Potiskum-Sade Road in Misau Local Government Area of Bauchi State on Friday night.

Herald Nigeria learnt that the two vehicles had a head-on collision, leading to the death of their occupants.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, Kamal Abubakar, said the accident involved two buses – a J5 bus and an 18-seater Hummer bus.

Abubakar, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, added: “The accident occurred around 9.30pm last night (Friday). It was a head-on collision between a J5 bus and an 18-seater Hummer bus.

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“The J5 was coming from Potiskum heading towards Bauchi. It was conveying goats while the Hummer bus was coming from Bauchi. They had a head-on collision and then caught fire. Twenty people were burnt beyond recognition.”

“Nineteen corpses were recognised by family members through the manifest in which they wrote their details at the motor park,” he said

He noted that a mass burial was held for the deceased around 9am on Saturday at Darazo in Darazo Local Government Area of the state.

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