According to report, the unfortunate accident happened when the bus carrying the passengers lost control, as a result of punctured tyre and it caught fire instantly.

According to report, the bus was conveying 40 women and children from a wedding ceremony in Jigawa State when its front tyre burst, causing it to skid off the road.

The accident took place on Tuesfay in Gwaram Sabuwa, a village around 100 kilometres (60 miles) from the state capital Dutse.

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Jigawa State road safety command has confirmed the incident. Speaking to AFP to confirm the accident, the spokesperson of the command, Abdul Jinjiri, said: “Nineteen people were killed in the accident and 21 others were injured”.

Eyewitnesses and residents in the area informed newsmen that the bus flipped and tumbled before bursting into flames, burning the victims alive.

According to the report, the victims were reported to be coming back from a wedding ceremony in neighboring Bauchi State when the accident happened.

According to National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) report in 2018, at least two lives are lost on Nigerian roads. And every year, about 20,000 of the 11.654 million vehicles in the country are involved in accidents.

Last week, 28 people were victims of a fuel tanker explosion in the northern city of Gombe after falling on its side.

While in Katsina, 19 people died in a when a truck collapsed in a road mishap.