Nigeria: 50 die in road accidents
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
"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.