15 Nigerian Soccer Players Die In Bus AccidentThe team from northeast Nigeria`s Adamawa state died while travelling through Plateau state.
Published: January 25, 2009 20:20h
Fifteen members of a local Nigerian soccer team were killed in a bus accident as they were travelling to play a match in the country's capital Abuja, a source with the Nigerian Football Federation said on Sunday.
The team from northeast Nigeria's Adamawa state died while travelling through Plateau state, the same area where nine female soccer players and their two coaches died in a similar accident last month. Nigerian roads are among the deadliest in the world because of large potholes, poorly maintained vehicles and dangerous driving.
At least 5,000 people die on Nigerian roads every year, according to the police.
Most motorists in Africa's most populous country have never taken driving lessons since a licence can easily be obtained by paying around $50.