Nine die in Yobe road accidents

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Nine persons have been killed in two separate motor accidents in Yobe State.

The Federal Road Safety Corps Public Enlightenment Officer in the state, Usaini Ibrahim disclosed that the first accident involved a Toyota hummer bus with registration number BAM 286XA.

The vehicle, belonging to the Borno State Transport Authority was conveying passengers from Jos to Maiduguri.

Three of the passengers died while others sustained different degrees of injury.

The second accident, on the other hand, involved a Toyota bus with registration number KJA 012 XA heading to Potiskum.

Six persons died on the spot.

Both accidents happened on Wednesday and the corpses have been deposited at the mortuary of the General Hospital Potiskum.

The FRSC PRO faulted for the drivers for what he described as overspeeding and reckless driving.

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