Agence France-PresseApril 8, 2013 17:02
A speeding and overloaded bus crashed into a truck parked by a road in northern Nigeria on Monday, killing 20 passengers, an official and a hospital source told AFP.
The bus had set off from Nigeria's second city of Kano and was headed to Potiskum, the commercial capital of Yobe state.
Potiskum has been attacked repeatedly by Boko Haram Islamists, and the insurgency has forced state officials to impose a dusk-to-dawn curfew in several areas.
The bus was reportedly speeding towards the city in order to beat the curfew when it crashed at roughly 5:00 pm (1600 GMT).