Nigerian police say 35 killed when truck loses control

The speeding truck had been loaded with cattle and merchants.

Published: 13th March 2017 04:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th March 2017 04:28 PM   |  A+A-

By Associated Press

YOLA: Police say 35 people are dead after a truck lost control on a Nigerian highway.

Adamawa state police spokesman Othman Abubakar says another 28 people were injured in Sunday's crash between Yola and Ngurore.

Abubakar says the speeding truck had been loaded with cattle and merchants.

Witness Abdu Ngurore says 15 cattle died in the crash.

The state chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Bello Adamu Ngurore, says the trailer had been coming from the town of Song in eastern Nigeria.

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