18 killed in Nigeria road accident

Lagos, June 27 (IANS) Eighteen people were killed after the bus they were travelling in collided with a truck in Nigeria’s Ogun state, authorities said on Saturday.

The accident occurred on Friday.

The passengers, who were students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University in Ago-Iwoye area of the state, died on the spot, Xinhua news agency reported.

The Commander of the state-owned Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps in Ijebu-Ode told Xinhua that the truck driver was driving against traffic and collided with the commercial bus, killing all the occupants, including the bus driver.

“I was coming from Sagamu when I saw the accident. I hurriedly park my car and ran there to see if the passengers could be rescued. But unfortunately all the occupants, including the driver died,” he said.

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