An accident involving a Toyota Starlet cab and a Toyota Corolla car along the Yola-Mubi Road in Adamawa on Sunday left six people dead.
According to witnesses, it happened on a segment of the busy highway between the university town of Girei and neigbouring Jabbi-Lamba. These communities lie north of the State capital, Yola.
Kabir Bello,The Girei Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said the accident was caused by over speeding at a bend few meters to Jabbi-Lamba.
He said the accident happened when the Starlet car, with young Mubi residents returning home after a business trip to the South East of Nigeria, wheeled off its path and crashed into the Corolla car. According to him, all the five occupants of the Toyota starlet car died on the spot. He said one person in the Corolla car similarly died while the driver sustained serious injury.
In Adamawa State, Corolla Starlet cars are used vastly as inter-city trasnport vehicles, usually overloaded with four passengers on the back seat and two with the driver on the front seat.