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15 members of Nigerian soccer team die in accident

Fifteen members of the Nigerian soccer team were killed on Sunday in a road accident, Geo TV reported.

world Updated: Jan 26, 2009 12:22 IST

Fifteen members of the Nigerian soccer team were killed on Sunday in a road accident, Geo TV reported.

The accident occurred on Sunday afternoon when the bus in which they were travelling collided head-on with a truck near the Nigerian capital. The truck was carrying cattle.

The police said 12 players and their three coaches died on the spot.

Seven others who were injured rushed to a hospital for treatment, witnesses said.