Road smash kills 16 in northern Nigeria

added 29.08.2020 14:27

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"Sixteen people were killed in the crash" and several were taken to hospital for treatment, road safety official Yassar Shehu told AFP.Matawalle's spokesman, Zailani Bappa , said the victims were his supporters who had been travelling to welcome him after a trip.

"The governor directed for the observance of a three-day mourning in honour of the departed souls," Bappa said in a statement.Accidents are common on Nigerian roads, typically caused by reckless driving, speeding, over-loading or lack of maintenance.

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