Sunday, September 2, 2012

Potiskum – Kano Road Accident, 29 Dead

29 People were reported dead and 16 injured after two commercial vehicles collided on Friday, 31st August at Potiskum – Kano road.

The Wrecked vehicles

A Police and an FRSC official said -

The two buses collided head-on and burst into flames leaving 29 dead and 16 badly injured

Frank Mba , the national police spokesman confirmed the sad incident –

Two Toyota Hiace Buses traveling 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. The accident occurred in the state's Nengere area, the injured were taken to a hospital in the nearby city of Potiskum.

The head of the road safety commission in Yobe, Usman Masari also confirmed the incident and described both buses as 18-seaters, but drivers routinely cram extra passengers into vehicles to maximise their income per journey.

A similar crash killed 33 people near Potiskum in 2010, when two commuter buses collided and caught fire.

Here we are again

Poor commercial vehicle maintenance

Over speeding and disobedient to traffic laws and signs.

Typical Nigerian commercial vehicle drivers.

My condolences to those that lost they lovely ones in the sad incident.

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