At least six persons died in a Christmas day accident involving a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number BA124 AO6, which happened around 11:50 am in Bauchi State.
Naija News learnt that the tragic incident happened on Sunday morning in Sabuwar Miya village of Ganjuwa Local Government Area of the state.
Sixteen other people involved in the accident reportedly sustained degrees of injuries.
The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Yusuf Abdullahi, confirmed the accident in a road traffic report made available to newsmen on Sunday morning.
According to Abdullahi, it took the personnel of the corps barely 20 minutes to arrive at the scene of the crash to clear the site. The FRSC official attributed the cause of the crash to a tyre burst and loss of control.
He said: “Twenty-two people were involved in the fatal road crash and there were two male adults, four male children, 10 female adults and six female children.
“Six of them lost their lives on the spot and there are two female adults, two male children and two female children.”
He revealed that both the injured person and the remains of the deceased had been taken to the Kafin Madaki General Hospital for treatment and confirmation.
He added that arrangements had been made to transfer the injured to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBU-TH) for further treatment.
The sector commander, however, advised road users to always be conscious of traffic rules and regulations while plying the roads.
He urged vehicle owners and drivers to always ensure good tyres, average speed, routine vehicle maintenance and a sound state of mind while driving.