2 buses collide, kills 15 people on Maiduguri – Damaturu road

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At least 15 people have been reported dead on Friday after two commuter buses collided on the Maiduguri – Damaturu road.

The Borno Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Sanusi Ibrahim, said the accident occurred near Mainok village in Kaga Local Government Area.

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“I just got the report from our unit in Beneshiek that two buses carrying 15 passengers including the drivers were involved in a fatal collision and that all the 15 people in the two buses died,” Ibrahim told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Eight of the victims were female while the rest were male, he said.

All the corpses were taken to the General Hospital, Beneshiek, headquarters of Kaga local government.

Ibrahim said the driver of the bus lost control because of a burst tyre leading to the collision.

He charged motorists to always observe the speed limit and other road safety regulations to minimise such fatal accidents.

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