METRO/CRIME

18 Persons Die In Yobe Auto Crash

An accident scene

Eighteen people were killed when a car collided head-on with a passenger bus in Yobe State, a road safety official said on Friday.

The crash happened late Thursday along a highway in Yobe State outside the commercial city of Potiskum, said Hussaini Haruna, a spokesman for the federal road safety commission in the state.

“A total of 18 people died in the accident which was caused by speeding and violations of traffic rules,” Haruna told AFP.

Accidents are common on Nigeria’s poorly maintained roads due to speeding and disregard of traffic rules.

Last year, Nigeria recorded 10,637 road accidents which claimed 5,101 lives

and injured 30,690 people, according to figures by the road safety commission.

Credit: AFP

 

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