Nigeria: 12 burnt to death in fatal road crash

Fatal road carnage leaves 12 burnt to death [Image: courtesy]
Nigeria—A grave road crash in Adamawa state has left twelve people burnt beyond recognition on Thursday evening.

It has been established that the victims were reduced to ashes after two vehicles collided on a head-on collision at a section of the busy Yola-Mubi road.

According to sources at the scene of the accident, a hummer bus was heading to Yola, the Adamawa state capital from Uba LGA in Borno State, while the Toyota Corolla car was on its way to Mubi, in the northern part of Adamawa State, from Jabbi Lamba, in Girei LGA, near the state capital, Yola.

“The vehicles had a head-on collision at Golontabal village as a result of which the bus burst into flames, killing eight passengers, including the driver,” a witness said.

Adding that three passengers and the driver died in the Toyota Corolla cab, bringing the total number of deaths to 12.

Suleiman Nguroje, the PRO of the Adamawa State Police Command, confirmed the accident.

According to him, the deceased was taken to Song Cottage Hospital, and the cause of the accident was still being investigated.