No fewer than twenty people have been reportedly killed and two others sustained varying degrees of injury in a fatal motor accident at Tirwun village, a suburb of Bauchi metropolis along Bauchi-Maiduguri express way.
The accident which occurred on Sunday involved one Hummer bus on its way to Maiduguri from Jos and a Gulf taxi coming from Misau to Bauchi.
The two vehicles according to eye witnesses were involved in a head-on collision were the passengers perished.
Confirming the accident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, DSP Ahmed Wakil said police deposited twenty corpses of the victims at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University teaching Hospital’s Mortuary.
DSP Wakil added that the two survivors, who were females, were receiving treatment at the Hospital.
An eyewitness who was at the scene of the accident told newsmen that that the two vehicles exploded in flames, burning the twenty passengers on board beyond recognition.
Radio Nigeria Bauchi