At least twenty people have been confirmed dead in a car accident which happened along Bauchi–Maiduguri expressway near Tirwun village a suburb of Bauchi capital city.
Ahmed Wakili, Bauchi police spokesperson disclosed that, the Sunday incident involved two commercial vehicles; a Volkswagen Golf which was heading from Misau to Bauchi and a Hummer Bus heading to Maiduguri from Jos which collided which resulted to killing 20 persons.
It was gathered that, one of the vehicles went up in flames and its occupants got burnt beyond recognition.
According to reports, out of 22 passengers involved in the accident, only two persons survived and are said to be receiving treatment at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital Bauchi.
Ahmed further stated that, the body of those who died in the accident have been deposited at the ATBU Teaching Hospital Mortuary.