(BAUCHI, Nigeria) — A two-bus accident claimed the lives of 32 people in northern Nigeria on Thursday.
The buses burst into flames in a head-on collision, killing everyone onboard. State officials say the buses, which belonged to a state-run company, were speeding in a work area zone.
The U.S. State Department issued an advisory on travelling on Nigerian roads, saying many roads in the country are in poor condition.
The advisory says in part: “Excessive speed, unpredictable driving habits, lack of basic maintenance and safety equipment on many vehicles, and the absence of any official vehicle inspection for roadworthiness present additional hazards.”
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