The Bauchi State Sector Command of the Federal Highway Security Corps (FRSC), on Thursday, revealed the identities of a few of the victims of final Sunday’s deadly accident wherein 20 individuals had been burnt past recognition at Tirwun within the outskirt of Bauchi.
The FRSC Sector Commander, Yusuf Abdullahi, whereas revealing the identities as contained within the passengers’ manifest of one of many autos, additional knowledgeable that the dying toll of the accident had elevated to 21.
In line with him, one of many two survivors of the accident died whereas receiving therapy on the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa College Instructing Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi, the place the survivors, each feminine, had been taken for therapy.
DAILY POST had final Sunday reported the accident involving an 18-seater Toyota bus and a Volkswagen Gulf automotive, travelling on wrong way which had a head on collision and burst into flames, main to twenty passengers burnt past recognition.
The Toyota bus, belonging to Borno Specific Mass Transit, with 18 passengers on board was stated to be coming from Jos, whereas Vokswagen Gulf was coming from Misau heading in direction of Bauchi.
The Gulf automotive, it was learnt, had 4 passengers onboard as of the time of the accident.
The Bauchi State Police Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, who confirmed the incident in a phone interview with DAILY POST, stated that solely two females survived with various levels of accidents out of the 22 passengers within the two autos.
In line with the FRSC Sector Commander, the remaining survivor of the accident was nonetheless on admission on the ATBUTH although unconscious.
Abdullahi said that based on the passengers’ manifest of the Borno Specific bus, with registration quantity: BO-89-A-28, six of its passengers had been males, whereas seven females.
He knowledgeable that the vacation spot of 5 of the passengers was Damaturu, whereas six had been heading to Maiduguri.
He listed the passengers as contained on the manifest as: Okoh Moses; Ishaq Hamza; Success Dan Yerima; Babangida Hassan; Palmala Gaji and Kolo Kyari.
Others are Fatima Mele Maryam; Christiana Pam; Glory Zaka and Yusuf Nadabo, whereas the motive force’s identify is Ado.
The sector commander, nonetheless, known as on relations of the deceased to return ahead to the Bauchi State Sector Command and declare their properties.