20 people have been confirmed dead in a road accident that occurred along Bauchi – Maiduguri expressway near Tirwun village a suburb of Bauchi capital city.
According to Bauchi police spokesperson, Ahmed Wakili, the road accident happened on Sunday afternoon.
The accident involved two commercial vehicles; a Volkswagen Golf heading from Misau to Bauchi and a Hummer Bus heading to Maiduguri from Jos.
It was gathered that one of the vehicles reportedly went up in flames and its occupants got burnt beyond recognition.
Out of 22 passengers involved in the accident only two survived and are said to be receiving treatment at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital Bauchi.
The corpses of those who died in the accident have been deposited at the ATBU Teaching Hospital Mortuary.