20 burnt to death as sleep-deprived driver rams into parked truck

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No fewer than 20 passengers got burnt beyond recognition in an accident along the Kaduna-Abuja expressway on Tuesday.

The accident occurred around 5 am, and it involved a bus which rammed into a cement trailer parked along the Abuja/Kaduna road.

According to the state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Hafiz Muhammad, fatigue might have contributed to the accident.

“The bus crashed into a BUA Cement trailer and then went into flames. Twenty-two people were inside the bus out of which 20 died,” he said.

“Those who died include 17 male adults, 2 women and a minor. They said the trailer was parked when the bus went under it. It was terrible because we always caution bus drivers against night journeys.”