Thirty people killed in collision involving buses, car in northern Nigeria

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ABUJA, July 22 (Xinhua) -- At least 30 people have been killed following a collision involving two buses and a car on a busy road in Nigeria's northern state of Kaduna, a traffic police official said Friday.

The collision Thursday was caused by speeding and dangerous overtaking, Abdulrahman Husaini Yakasai, assistant commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Kaduna, told Xinhua over the phone.

A huge fire erupted due to the impact of the collision, and most of the victims died in the blaze, he said.

"Those that sustained injuries have been rushed to the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital in Zaria by our men," Yakasai said.

He did not give a number of the injured, many with severe burns, in the collision, which occurred on a road at the Hawan Mai Mashi community in Kaduna state's Makarfi local government area.

Yakasai said the police are working to obtain the manifest and details of the passengers to help identify the dead victims, many burned beyond recognition.

Deadly road accidents are frequently reported in Nigeria, often caused by overloading, bad road conditions, and reckless driving. Enditem

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