An accident that occurred on the Yangoji-Gwagwalada road in the federal capital territory (FCT) has claimed 19 lives, our correspondent gathered.
The accident occurred Sunday morning, an eye witness said.
Dauda Biu, acting corps marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), confrimed it.
According to him, “Out of the 31 victims, eight persons comprising seven males and one female sustained various degrees of injuries, while 19 others were burnt beyond recognition.
“Investigation showed that the main causes of the crash were speed limit violation and wrongful overtaking, which eventually resulted in loss of control.
“The Toyota Hiace bus, with registration number MUB- 30 LG, crashed into the Citroen articulated vehicle and burst into flames, killing everyone on board.
“The second bus hit the first bus from behind and also caught fire. The fire melted the second bus with Bauchi state number plate. It was coming from Takai, Kano state, while heading to Benin.
“The Citroen vehicle loaded chicken feed from Zaria in Kaduna state and was heading for Akwa Ibom. The nineteen corpses were trapped but extricated by rescue operatives.
“Clearing obstructions for free flow of traffic is ongoing as you can see and we will do our best to ensure we have a crash-free society.
“Injured victims were taken to a nearby hospital in Kwali in the FCT and one identified male corpse was deposited at the mortuary at Kwali General Hospital.”