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Head-on bus crash kills 29 in Nigeria

updated 4:59 PM EDT, Fri August 31, 2012
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Two buses collide in northeastern Nigeria
  • 11 victims burned beyond recognition

(CNN) -- At least 29 people died in a head-on crash involving two buses Friday in northeastern Nigeria, national police said.

The buses caught fire, with 11 of the dead burned beyond recognition, according to a police news release.

Sixteen people were injured in the crash in Daniski village in Yobe state.

Nigeria's roadways are among the deadliest in the world, according to the World Health Organization. Causes of deadly incidents include human error, vehicle overloading, poor maintenance and bad roads.

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