Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Nigeria: Bus Crash Kills 14

About fourteen people were killed and four others seriously injured today, Wednesday January 16, 2013, when their bus crashed into a truck and caught fire in Yobe State, northern Nigeria, a road safety official said.

As reported by, the accident happened near the town of Potiskum, capital of Yobe state.

 "At around 6:30 am (0530 GMT) today a commuter bus which was carrying 18 passengers crashed into an abandoned truck in the middle of the road that had lost control and fell on its side overnight," Usman Masari head of the state Federal Road Safety Commission, told AFP.

 He added that "The bus caught up in flames, resulting in the death(s) of 14 passengers while four others sustained serious injuries," 

The bad roads in Nigeria have made the country one of the countries with the worst road accident records in Africa.


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