Auto Crash: 19 Redeemed Church members + 45 others die in multiple crash in Potiskum-Maiduguri highway

A multiple crash on the Potiskum-Maiduguri highway, involving three vehicles on Monday killed 35 people, including 19 church members on their way back from Lagos where they attended a religious meeting.

“All the 19 members of Redeemed Christian Church of God who were travelling in one bus were burnt beyond recognition as the bus caught fire on collision with the other two vehicles which also burst in flames shortly afterwards,” said Yusuf Sani, spokesman of the Federal Road Safety Commission in Yobe state.

“The victims who were burnt beyond recognition were deposited at the Adeoye State Hospital mortuary,” Adeoye added.

He disclosed that the commission was making efforts to contact the families of the victims through the driver’s manifest which was not burnt.

Accidents are frequent on Nigeria’s poorly maintained roads due largely to speeding, overloading and reckless driving.


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