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Nigeria: Head-on bus collision kills at least 33

Nigeria: Head-on bus collision kills at least 33

Authorities say a head-on collision between two buses traveling along a pothole-rutted rural highway in northern Nigeria has killed at least 33 people.
Boyi Ali Maigari, a unit commander for the Federal Road Safety Commission in Yobe state, told The Associated Press that the crash happened Tuesday afternoon.
Maigari blamed the crash on the poor roads and the drivers traveling without proper caution.
Maigari said the bodies, many of which were burned beyond recognition after the buses caught fire, will be buried in a mass grave alongside the highway.
Fatal traffic crashes are common in Nigeria, where decades-old roads rarely see maintenance and drivers frequently fail to observe speed limits and safety regulations.