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25 killed, 10 injured in Nigeria bus crash

25 Mar 2023, 02:05 GMT+10

ABUJA, March 24 (Xinhua) -- A total of 25 people were killed and 10 others seriously injured in a bus crash in Nigeria's northern state of Bauchi, the traffic police said on Friday.

Yusuf Abdullahi, a commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Bauchi, told reporters at a briefing that the bus conveying 35 people, including the driver, lost control and crashed after losing a tire in motion in the Katagum area of the state on Thursday.

All the deceased were confirmed dead on the spot, Abdullahi said, explaining that the bus somersaulted a few times due to loss of control. The injured are receiving treatment at a government-run hospital in the state.

Deadly road accidents are frequently reported in Nigeria, often caused by overloading, bad road conditions, and reckless driving.

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