Bus-lorry clash kills 11 in Nigeria

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Eleven persons, including two children, were killed on Sunday afternoon in an accident involving a tipper lorry and an 18-seater bus in northern Nigeria's Sokoto State.

An official with the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) Aliyu Datsama confirmed the accident to reporters in the state on Sunday.

The News Agency of Nigeria quoted the official as saying that nine of the victims died on the spot, one died on the way to the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, while the 11th person died at the hospital.

According to him, nine injured persons were in a critical condition at the hospital.

Datsama said the accident involved a tipper lorry going to Sokoto from Gusau and a bus that was traveling to Gusau from Sokoto.

He said the bus driver, a woman and two children were among the dead.

Datsama said the remains of the deceased had been deposited at the mortuary of the UDUTH.

Source:Xinhua

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