About 28 persons have been killed following a fatal crash that occurred in the early hours of Thursday on the Bauchi-Ningi federal highway in Bauchi State.
It was gathered that the 28 person were said to be members of the same family and were reportedly burnt beyond recognition.
Abdullahi Yamadi, a relation of the victims, told PUNCH that the incident and described it as “very sad.”
Yamadi, who is the Secretary, North-West Zone of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, said the deceased were all his relatives.
He said they were on their way to Yola, Adamawa State, when the incident occurred.
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He 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.
“It is really sad.”