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Nigeria: 50 die in road accidents

Last Updated: Friday, February 17, 2012 - 22:38

Abuja: At least 50 people were killed in two
road accidents, involving a head on collision between two
passenger buses and a trailer ramming into stranded vehicles,
in Nigeria on Friday.

Two road accidents took place in Nigeria`s northern
interstate road of Azare-Potiskum and Southern city of Onitsha
killed 32 and 18 persons respectively yesterday.

The spokesman for Nigeria`s Federal Road Safety
Commission (FRSC), Ibrahim Geidam said the northern accident
involved two passenger buses travelling opposite direction
that collided killing all occupants.

The Onitsha accident occurred when a moving trailer was
evading a road block and ran into some other vehicles
including bystanders.

"The northern accident took place about 10 km away from
Azare town, near a village, called Kuskure, and it involved
two commercial buses," he said.

At Onitsha, a news agency learnt that some persons trying to
collect emblem fees for Anambra State government made the
driver of a lorry with to lose control and ram into a crowded
area and other vehicles.

Nigeria, Africa`s top oil producer has pothole filled
roads and drivers that overspeed.
Accidents are rampant along intercity roads.


First Published: Friday, February 17, 2012 - 11:21
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