The Bauchi State Police Command has said that 26 passengers died in the auto crash that took place at Gubi Gari Village, along Bauchi-Kano raid on Thursday.
A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kamal Datti Abubakar, said the accident occurred when two vehicles collided, and as a result, all 26 passengers from the two vehicles sustained serious injuries.
The statement added that the victims were immediately evacuated from the scene by security agents with the assistance of passersby to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital for treatment. “Unfortunately, on reaching the hospital, 25 passengers were confirmed dead by the medical doctor while one survived and is on admission receiving treatment,” the police said.
The statement added that an investigation revealed that all the passengers in the Toyota Hummer bus were from Katsina on their way to Yola while the passengers in the J5 bus were from Bauchi on their way to Kano.
It noted that at the time of the release, four corpses from the J5 bus were identified by their families and released for burial while 21 from the Toyata Hummer bus were yet to be identified and claimed by their families. The statement said an investigation was in progress to ascertain the cause of the accident.