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L’accident a fait au moins vingt morts, a confirmé la police © Infographic Ouest-France The accident left at least twenty people, confirmed Police

a collision between a bus and a vehicle carrying passengers left at least 20 dead in the state of Oyo (Nigeria).

We have counted more than 20 fully burned human bodies, said Gbenga Obalowo, president of the district of Ibarapa, in the state of Oyo ( Nigeria ).

The accident took place on Friday in Lanlate, in the Ibarapa region. This is a frontal collision between a commercial bus and a vehicle carrying passengers, who said, according to him.

He added that two people with serious burns had survived the accident and had been transported to the hospital. M.Obalowo attributed the accident to speeding and reckless driving.

Police confirmed the balance sheet of 20 dead.

Too often deadly accidents

Mortal traffic accidents are frequent in this West African country, the most populous on the continent with some 210 million inhabitants.

In July, thirty people died charred in the accident of two buses and a car in the state of Kaduna, in northwestern Nigeria.

Last year, Nigeria recorded 10,637 road accidents that left 5,101 dead and 30,690 injured, according to figures from the road safety commission.

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