No survivor as 16 die in burning Hummer bus

Just an illustration: a Hummer bus in flames

Just an illustration: a Hummer bus in flames

By Olaide Ayinde

No fewer than 16 people died in Bauchi on Sunday night when a fully loaded Toyota Hummer bus ran into an articulated truck and burst into flames.

The ghastly accident happened in Bambal village on Kano-Jama’are Road at 7:00 p.m, said Yusuf Abdullahi, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Bauchi State.

“Sixteen people were involved in the crash comprising 10 males and six females and all the people on board lost their lives to the crash.

“The Hummer bus burst into flames after it ran into the truck and no single soul survived the crash.

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“Some people were burnt beyond recognition inside the Hummer bus,” said Abdullahi.

The sector commander, who said that it took his personnel about seven minutes to arrive at the scene to clear the site, attributed the accident to speed violation.

He disclosed that the corpses were deposited in the morgue of Kiyawa General Hospital on Kano-Jama’are road for identification.

The Sector Commander advised motorists to always be conscious of traffic rules and regulations while plying the roads.

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