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15 person killed in Borno auto accident

BORNO, Nigeria – No fewer than 15 persons on Friday died in a fatal motor accident involving two buses along the Maiduguri – Damaturu road.

Mr Sanusi Ibrahim, the Borno Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), who confirmed the incident to NAN said the accident occurred near Mainok village of Kaga Local Government Area.

“I just got the report from our unit in Beneshiek that two Sharon buses carrying 15 passengers including the drivers were involved in a fatal collision and that all the 15 people in the two buses died.

“It involved seven males and eight females,” Ibrahim said.

According to him, the driver of the bus lost control because of a burst tyre leading to the collision.

He urged all motorists to always observe the speed limit and other road safety regulations to minimise such fatal accidents

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