17 killed in Nigeria bus crash

2007-10-26 16:58

Lagos - Seventeen people were killed when a passenger bus collided with an oncoming truck on a road in southwest Nigeria, a police officer said on Friday.

"The accident occurred on the Lagos-Ibadan road yesterday. It involved an 18-passenger bus, which collided with a truck. Seventeen people died on the spot," Inspector Sam Ararume said.

He said the condition of one other person was "critical in a nearby private hospital".

Accidents occur regularly on Nigeria's poorly maintained inter-city roads, due to disregard of traffic rules, speeding and careless driving.