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Tragedy as 28 family members perish in Bauchi auto crash

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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.

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“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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