Friday, April 18, 2014

29 die in Yobe road accident

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All 29 passengers on board two buses that had a head on collusion on the Potishkum-Kano road, died.

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), on Friday in Yobe, confirmed the death of 29 persons in a road accident on the Potiskum-Kano Road.

The state Sector Commander, Shehu Umar, said that two buses travelling on the opposite direction had a head on collusion about 10 km from Potiskum and killed all the passengers on board.

“The buses went up in fire as they collided, killing the 29 victims with nine burnt beyond recognition,” he said.

Mr. Umar attributed the accident to reckless driving and over-speeding.

“Accidents on this road are mostly associated with reckless driving and over-speeding,” he said.

Mr. Umar said that one of the vehicles involved in the accident belongs to Borno Express Bus Service.

“We are yet to determine the destination of the vehicles that is where they took off from and where they were heading to because we are still concentrating efforts to deposit the corps at the General Hospital, Potiskum,” he said.

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