A total of 37 people were killed Tuesday after two buses had a
head-on collision in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, the
traffic police said, trend reports citing xinhua .
Utten Boyi, the sector commander of the Federal Road Safety
Corps in Borno, told reporters that the buses caught fire after the
collision along the Maiduguri-Damaturu road.
Boyi attributed the accident to overspeeding, saying the two
buses were moving in opposite directions but one of them lost
control, veered off its path, and rammed into the other.
The official said a mass burial will be held for the victims on
Wednesday, as the police has already obtained a court order to that
Deadly road accidents are frequently reported in Nigeria, often
caused by overloading, bad road conditions, and reckless
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