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LAGOS, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) — Eleven people have been killed in a road accident in Zamfara, northwestern Nigeria, a state official said on Sunday.

Yusuf Idris, spokesperson to the state governor, who confirmed this to reporters in Gusau, the state capital, said the accident, which took place at Damba area, involved a commuter bus and an articulated vehicle on Saturday.

Idris attributed the accident to over speeding by the driver of the commuter bus.

He said the bus from Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city had a head-on collision with an articulated vehicle that was driving out of town, killing all the 10 passengers and the driver of the bus instantly.

Deadly road accidents are frequently reported in Nigeria often due to poor road conditions, reckless driving and overloading.

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