22 lives lost in Bauchi auto crash between truck and bus


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Another fatal road crash! An accident involving two vehicles has claimed 22 lives after exploding in fire. How did it all happen, check details below!

About 22 people embarked on what turned out to be their very last journey on earth as the bus they boarded was involved in a fatal auto crash in Misau – a community in Bauchi State, on Friday, August 9, 2019.

Naijauto gathered that the crash which involved an Opel Vectra truck and a J5 bus along Sade road was a head-on collision, causing a fire explosion that burnt the deceased to death.

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Accidents involving trucks are mostly fatal

Confirming the incident, Abdulrazar Najumu, Federal Road Safety Corps Sector Commander in Bauchi State, said that the accident occurred around 9:30pm on Friday. 

Also confirming the incident was Kamal Abubakar, Bauchi State Command Police Public Relations Officer, who stated that families of the deceased were able to recognize 19 corpses with the use of the passengers’ manifest they filled before boarding the bus. According to him, the deceased were given a mass burial on Saturday in Darazo – a local government in Bauchi State.

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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