Tragedy struck in the early hours of Thursday when a vehicle conveying 28 members of the same family collided with another vehicle.
The accident, which occurred on the Bauchi-Ningi Federal Highway in Bauchi State led to the death of all the occupants of the vehicle except the driver, as they were all burnt alive.
A relation of the victims, Abdullahi Yamadi, who confirmed the development, said it was a very sad one.
Yamadi, who said all the deceased were his relatives, added that they were on their way to Yola, Adamawa State, when the incident occurred.
He said: “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”, he lamented.
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