9 of the victims were burnt beyond recognition

29 people died in an auto accident on the Potiskum-Kano Road on Friday, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Yobe  said.

The state sector commander, Malam Shehu Umar, told journalists that two buses travelling had a head-on collision about 10km from Potiskum, killing the passengers on board.

“The buses went up in fire as they collided, killing the 29 victims, with nine burnt beyond recognition,” he said.

Umar attributed the accident to reckless driving and over-speeding, adding: “accidents on this road are mostly associated with reckless driving and over-speeding.”

Although the commission was yet to identify the victims, Umar said that one of the vehicles belonged to Borno Express Bus Service.

“We are yet to determine the destination of the vehicles; that is, where they took off from and where they were heading to because. We are still concentrating efforts to deposit the corps at the General Hospital, Potiskum,” he added.

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