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36 Killed As Nigerian Buses Collide

Police in northern Nigeria say 36 people were killed late Saturday when two buses collided head-on and burst into flames.

A police spokesman says the accident occurred in the town of Birnin-Kudu in Jigawa state.

He says five people survived the crash and were being treated at a hospital.

A witness told the Associated Press that one of the buses was trying to overtake a small vehicle at a sharp bend when the accident occurred.

The witness said most of the people killed in the crash were "burnt beyond recognition."

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.