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20 burnt to death in Bauchi crash

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Friday August 9th, twenty people were burnt beyond recognition after two vehicles collided along Potiskum-Sade Road in the Misau Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command Kamal Abubakar confirmed the incident on Saturday evening.

He said the accident involved two buses, a J5 bus and an 18 seat Hummer bus.

A Deputy Superintendent of Police, Abubakar explained that the accident happened around 9:30 pm on Friday night involving the two buses.

A J5 was coming from Potiskum heading towards Bauchi conveying goats while a Hummer Bus was coming from Bauchi.

They had a head-on collision and the vehicles caught fire, killing twenty people.

Nineteen of the corpses have been identified by their family members through the manifest in which they wrote their details at the motor park before boarding the vehicle.

A mass burial was held for the deceased around 9 am at Darazo in Darazo Local Government Area of the State on Saturday, August 10.

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