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Two Speeding Buses Collide Killing 29 People In Yobe

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August 31st, 2012 – Two Speeding Buses Collide Killing 29 People In Yobe

29 people have met with untimely death in a head-on collision involving two speeding transport buses on Friday August 31st, 2012.

16 people were reported injured in this horrific crash that happen in Yobe State.

The crash was the latest tragedy to befall travellers on Nigeria’s perilous roads, plagued with accidents due to a combination of reckless driving, overloading and poor maintenance.

“Two Toyota Hiace Buses… travelling in opposite directions had a head-on collision and thereafter went off in flames. Twenty nine persons — eleven of them burnt beyond recognition — have so far been confirmed dead,” national police spokesman Frank Mba said in a statement.

This sad incident happened at Nengere area of Yobe state.

Mr Usman Masari the head of road safety commission who confirmed the accident said the two drivers had been speeding.

He described both buses as 18-seaters, but drivers routinely cram extra passengers into vehicles to maximize their income per journey.



  1. Amos david adeyongo

    September 1, 2012 at 2:01 AM

    God protect us

  2. Odetunmibi Odunola

    September 1, 2012 at 2:31 AM

    Only God can save us. Driver’s shld drive carefully, dis ‘EMBER’ month needs prayer. It is well.

  3. Rick Mae

    September 1, 2012 at 5:21 AM

    oh,wad a sad news… God help us.

  4. Samfortune Ochoga Ochoga

    September 1, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    May their soul rest in peace Amen!

  5. Adedayo Ajayi

    September 1, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    may dere so rest in perfect peace amen.

  6. Ngodi Solomon

    September 1, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    May their soul rest in perfect peace Amen.

  7. onuigbo prince chimezie

    September 1, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    may their rest in perfect peace, and i pray that God will consule the relation.

  8. kate ekhourgue

    September 2, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    may their soul rest in peace amen

  9. Ataka Jennifer

    September 3, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Feeling sad!

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