32 die in auto crash

Channels Television  
Updated February 17, 2012

At least 32 people twenty three males and nine females were confirmed dead in an automobile accident on Thursday morning at Bulkuri village in Azare local government area of Bauchi state north east Nigeria.
The Spokesperson for the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) in Bauchi, Ibrahim Geidam, confirmed the fatal incident saying the accident, involved two Yobe Line buses about 11.45 a.m.
He said that all occupants, including the two drivers, died when the buses coming from opposite directions collided and caught fire.
Mr Geidam said one of the buses was coming from Kano and heading to Potiskum while the other was coming from Damaturu and heading to Kaduna.
“The accident occurred about 10km away from Azare town, near a village, called Kuskure, and it involved two commercial buses owned by Yobe Line Transport Company.
“We learnt that one of the buses was travelling to Potiskum from Azare while the other one was heading for Kaduna from Damaturu in Yobe State,” he said.
He said that from all indications, the vehicles were over-speeding and trying to change their lanes. .
He stated that the 32 bodies had been deposited at a mortuary in a hospital in Azare town.