Five people were killed and eight others severely injured following a road accident in central Nigeria late Tuesday, the local road safety police said on Wednesday.

The accident occurred when a moving truck rammed into a bus in the city of Jos, capital of the central state of Plateau, said Andrew Bala, a spokesman for Nigeria’s Federal Road Safety Corps.

The injured were taken to a private hospital in the city, Bala said.

The official attributed the accident to brake failure on the part of the truck driver who was on a high speed.

He appealed to drivers to always be cautious especially when at high speed or about to overtake other vehicles ahead of them so as to prevent unfortunate accidents.

Deadly road accidents are frequently reported in Nigeria often caused by overloading, bad condition of roads and reckless driving.

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