No fewer than 28 persons said to be members of the same family were reportedly burnt beyond recognition in a fatal auto crash that occurred on the Bauchi-Ningi federal highway in Bauchi State.
It was learnt that the crash occurred in the early hours of Thursday.
Speaking to Punch Correspondent in a telephone interview, a relation of the victims, Abdullahi Yamadi, confirmed the incident and described it as “very sad.”
He said they were on their way to Yola, Adamawa State, when the unfortunate incident occurred.
He told The PUNCH: “Yes, the accident is true and all of the deceased are my relatives.
“They were traveling to Yola, Adamawa State, for a visit when the unfortunate incident happened.
“You know, after the harvest and at seasons like this, people travel to visit loved ones resident in different places; and that was where they were going to.
“They left Dutsinma, Katsina State, and they had left Jigawa State and were within Bauchi State when their vehicle had a head-on collision with another vehicle.
“They were 29 in the vehicle and all of them died except the driver, who survived.
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