No fewer than 20 persons lost their lives in a road accident along Bauchi – Maiduguri expressway near Tirwun village, Bauchi.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi Command, Ahmed Wakili, said that the corpses have been deposited in the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Teaching Hospital Mortuary.
He said that the accident occurred on Sunday afternoon when a Volkswagen Golf heading from Misau to Bauchi and a Hummer Bus heading to Maiduguri from Jos collided.
According to reports, occupants of one of the commercial vehicle involved in the accident were burnt beyond recognition after their vehicle went up in flames following the collision.
Two passengers who survived the crash are currently receiving treatment at the ATBU Teaching Hospital.