Twenty people have been burnt to loss of life in an auto accident alongside Potiskum-Sade Highway in Misau Local Government Area of Bauchi State on Friday evening.

Though the precise explanation for the accident was not identified, it was discovered that the 2 autos had a head-on collision, resulting in the loss of life of their occupants.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, Kamal Abubakar, confirmed the incident in a phone interview with our correspondent on Saturday night.

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He mentioned the accident concerned two buses – a J5 bus and an 18-seater Hummer bus.

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

“The J5 was coming from Potiskum heading in the direction of Bauchi. It was conveying goats whereas the Hummer bus was coming from Bauchi. They’d a head-on collision after which caught hearth. Twenty folks have been burnt past recognition.”

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Requested in regards to the id of the deceased, he mentioned he couldn’t give that data at the moment.

“Nineteen corpses have been acknowledged by relations by means of the manifest during which they wrote their particulars on the motor park,” he added.

The police spokesman mentioned {that a} mass burial was held for the deceased round 9am on Saturday at Darazo in Darazo Native Authorities Space of the state.

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