Tragedy struck on Wednesday when 18 persons were burnt beyond recognition in an auto crash in Narbodo village of Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi state.
Yusuf Abdullahi, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), disclosed this in a road traffic report made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi on Thursday.
The FRSC boss who said the accident involved one Toyota Hiace bus and an articulated vehicle, revealed that three people on board the trailer were unscathed.
He attributed the cause of the crash to speed violation which led to a head-on collision between the two vehicles.
Abdullahi also stated that mass burial was immediately carried out for the victims by the Nigeria Police Force.
The sector commander, however, advised road users to always be conscious of traffic rules and regulations while plying the roads.