Six persons and 20 cows died in an auto crash on Wednesday on the Yola-Mayo-Belwa highway in Adamawa State.
The accident occurred at about 5pm when a vehicle with registration number XA 753 MUB conveying cattle from Adamawa State to Abia State lost control and entered the bush.
An eyewitness, Malam Haruna Hamma, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the driver lost control when one of the tyres of the vehicle burst and killed six people, including the driver.
Hamma said that 20 cows were also killed while five were slaughtered before they died.
The Head of Operation of the Yola Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Mohammed Kaigama, confirmed the incident, saying that the victims had been taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Yola.
Kaigama said that a patrol team from the command stationed on the Yola-Mayo-Belwa highway had reported the accident, noting that the officers reported to the scene of the accident in good time.