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22 school pupils die in Nigeria road crash: official

AFP  |  Kano (Nigeria) 

Twenty-two students and their were killed when their bus collided with a truck in northern Nigeria, a told AFP.

The students from a public secondary school in Bauchi state were on their way to the city of for an excursion when their lost control while trying to dodge a pothole, Kabiru Daura, for the (FRSC) in said yesterday.

"Twenty-two students died in the crash along with their while three others were seriously injured," Daura said on the accident which occurred in Gaya town, 50 kilometres outside

"The driver lost control and had a head-on collision with a truck," Daura said.

Crashes are common on Nigeria's poorly maintained roads due largely to speeding, reckless driving and overloading.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 02:45 IST