BREAKING: 28 family members die in auto crash

At least 28 persons said to be members of the same family are reported to have been burnt beyond recognition in a fatal auto crash that occurred on the Bauchi-Ningi federal highway in Bauchi State.

The crash occurred in the early hours of today, Thursday, December 12, 2019.

It quoted Abdullahi Yamadi, a relation of the victims and Secretary, North-West Zone of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), as confirming the sad development in a telephone interview.

Yamadi told The PUNCH: “Yes, the accident is true and all of the deceased are my relatives.

“They were traveling to Yola, Adamawa State, for a visit when the unfortunate incident happened.

“You know, after the harvest and at seasons like this, people travel to visit loved ones resident in different places; and that was where they were going to.

“They left Dutsinma, Katsina State, and they had left Jigawa State and were within Bauchi State when their vehicle had a head-on collision with another vehicle.

“They were 29 in the vehicle and all of them died except the driver, who survived.

“This is a very sad news and very pathetic for 28 people from the same family to die in an accident in one day.

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