19 die in Nigeria road accident

KANO, Nigeria (AFP) – Nineteen people were killed when four vehicles collided on a busy road in northern Nigeria’s Kano state, a road safety official said yesterday.

The accident occurred last Sunday at Dinyar Madiga village, 85 kilometres from Kano, the state capital, said Zubairu Mato of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).

“A total of 19 people died in the accident involving four vehicles, including two buses and two cars,” Mato said, adding that seven others were seriously injured.

“The speeding vehicles collided while trying to dodge potholes,” he said.