At least seven people were killed after a commercial bus and a tricycle collided on a highway in Nigeria’s southwestern state of Osun on Tuesday morning, the traffic police said.
Henry Benamaisia, a commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Osun, told reporters in the state capital of Osogbo that one survivor was seriously injured in the incident.
The incident was caused by “excessive speeding, leading to burst tyre, and loss of control,” Benamaisia said, noting a total of eight people were involved.
Four people died on the spot, he said, adding three others later died at a local hospital where the victims were rushed to for treatment.
The official warned motorists against violating road safety guidelines and other road users, particularly commuters.
Deadly road accidents are frequently reported in Nigeria, often caused by overloading, bad road conditions, and reckless driving.