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37 burnt to death in head-on collision along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road: FRSC

The accident involved two passenger buses, with most of the 37 corpses burnt beyond recognition.

• November 22, 2022
- Road crash on Maiduguri-Damaturu Road
– Road crash on Maiduguri-Damaturu Road[Photo Credit: Channels Television]

The Borno sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Utten Boyi, has confirmed the death of 37 people in a ghastly accident along the Maiduguri-Damaturu Road.

Mr Boyi told journalists in Maiduguri that the accident, which occurred on Tuesday, involved two passenger buses, one transiting from Abuja to Maiduguri and the other travelling from Maiduguri to Gaidam town in Yobe.

“The buses on speed caught fire after the collision. We counted 37 corpses, and most of them burnt beyond recognition.

“The accident happened around Jakana village about 35 kilometres from Maiduguri,” Mr Boyi said.

He said personnel, in collaboration with the police, NEMA and fire service, mobilised their personnel to evacuate the victims of the accident.

According to him, the police had obtained a court order to carry out a mass burial for the deceased.

A similar incident was recorded along the same road on Monday, involving a bus with 10 passengers where five of them lost their lives.

(NAN)

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