independent

Sunday 20 April 2014

More than 25 people killed as cattle truck plunges into river

A CATTLE truck veered out of control in Nigeria's northwest Sokoto state and plunged into a river, killing 27 men who were on board.

The accident occurred late on Monday close to the border with neighbouring West African country Niger.

"We were able to rescue 15 people alive," Sokoto Road Safety Manager Alfred Adeboye said.

Traffic accidents are commonplace in Africa's most populous nation, where roads are often narrow and pot-holed due to under-investment and mismanagement.

Also in this Section

Classifieds

CarsIreland

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet, chat and connect with
singles in your area

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet Singles Now

Findajob

Apps

Now available on

Independent.ie on Twitter

More

Most Read

Independent Gallery

Your photos

Send us your weather photos promo

Celebrity News