Last Saturday was a sad day for the families of 18 persons that were burnt to death when a Toyota bus crashed into a truck in Niger State. Press reports claim that the unfortunate incident occurred at the Gidan-Mangoro part of the Minna-Bida road. The fatal crash involved a certain stationary truck and an 18-passenger Toyota bus.
18 passengers were reportedly burnt to death in a fatal road crash that occurred in Niger state last Saturday
According to press reports, this heartbreaking incident occurred on the night of Saturday 18th of June 2022. The incident involved a commercial Toyota bus that belongs to the Kano Line. The bus took off from Lagos and was heading towards Kano State when it collided with a certain truck that had broken down on the Minna-Bida road. Eyewitnesses told newsmen that all the 18 passengers of the Toyota bus died in the crash and their bodies were burnt “beyond recognition”.
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New traffic updates claim that the recent accident on Minna-Bida road was caused by a truck that broke down very close to the centre of the road. Press sources claim that the close proximity of the stationary truck to the middle of the road could have confused the Toyota bus that collided with it. Unfortunately, the bus was caught up in flames after the crash and the majority of its passengers were burnt to death. The PPRO of the Niger State police command has confirmed that only one person survived the ghastly crash. The survivor is said to be currently receiving medical attention in a hospital in Minna, the capital city of Niger State. Meanwhile, a total of 18 victims of the crash have so far been confirmed to have died already.