The Nation (Nigeria)

Nine die in two Yobe accidents


NINE passengers were yesterday confirmed dead in two road crashes in Yobe State.

Spokesman of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state Usaini Ibrahim said the accidents occurred separately on Jos Maiduguri Road.

From Duku Joel, Damaturu

Ibrahim said the first crash involved a Toyota Hummer bus belonging to Borno Express, the state transport service.

He said three persons died in one of the incidents, while six died in the second.

There were many more injured persons in both crashes.

Ibrahim attributed both accidents to speeding and reckless driving.

He said that both the dead and the injured were moved to Potiskum General Hospital in Yobe State.

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