15 killed in Nigeria road accident

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15 killed in Nigeria road accident

At least 15 people were killed when two vehicles collided on a highway in southwest Nigeria on Friday, an official said on Saturday, reported Xinhua.

The collision occurred on Friday at a road in the Ibarapa East local government area of the Oyo state, Joshua Adekanye, head of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Oyo told Xinhua on the phone.

The road official said at least 15 people involved in the accident were burnt to death.

Adekanye attributed the cause of the accident to a speeding violation.

According to the official News Agency of Nigeria, the accident involved a commercial bus and a car traveling in opposite directions when they had a head-on collision, following which the vehicles caught fire immediately.

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

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