At least 20 dead in Nigerian bus-car crash

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 7, 2011 23:47




MAIDUGURI, Nigeria  — Authorities in Nigeria said Monday that a bus has crashed into a car in northern Nigeria, killing more than 20 people.

A witness told The Associated Press the vehicles burst into flame during the collision and that villagers tried to stop the fire by using buckets of water drawn from a well.

At least 10 people were injured in the head-on collision in Yobe state, which borders Niger.

Fatal traffic crashes are common in Nigeria, where old roads are rarely maintained and drivers often ignore speed limits and safety regulations.


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