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Road accident in Nigeria leaves 15 dead

Posted by IOL on 2004/12/05 | Views: 2369 |

Road accident in Nigeria leaves 15 dead


A truck lost control and rammed into a bus on a road in central Nigerian state of Kogi, killing all the 15 passengers, a radio report said on Saturday.

Kano - A truck lost control and rammed into a bus on a road in central Nigerian state of Kogi, killing all the 15 passengers, a radio report said on Saturday.

According to the Radio Nigeria report, the accident happened on Friday at Inavo Village, along the Ankpa-Abejikolo road in the state.

It said the driver of the truck lost control before crushing the bus.

The radio said the bodies of the victims have been taken to the mortuary while a government delegation has visited the scene.

Road accidents are common on Nigerian badly maintained inter-city roads.

Twenty-one people were killed in two separate accidents last month during Eid-ul-Fitr festivities marking an end to the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

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