November 26, 2022

About 17 Lagos-bound passengers were burnt to death in an accident that occurred along Abuja-Lokoja highway in the early hours of Tuesday.

Daily Trust learnt that four among the passengers, who departed Gombe, survived the crash with degrees of burns.

Officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) took them to Abaji General Hospital for treatment.

A witness, Kabiru Garba, said the accident involving an 18 seater Toyota Hiace bus with registration number GME 20 XA and a Daf trailer with registration number BAU 632 XA collided around near Yaba junction, along Abuja-Lokoja highway. He said the 18 seater bus which was coming from Abuja-Gwagwalada axis on speed, when it hit the trailer from behind and went up in flames. He said the 18 seater bus which was coming from Abuja-Gwagwalada axis on speed, when it hit the trailer from behind and went up in flames.

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