Three persons have been confirmed dead and 34 others severely injured in a traffic accident on Kaduna-Zaria expressway, yesterday.
The Zaria Unit Commander of Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Mr Maigari Boyi-Ali, told newsmen in Zaria that the accident occurred at about 4:30a.m.
The commander said the drivers lost control of the vehicles as a result of diesel which spilled on the road.
He said the accident involved a 911 Mercedes lorry with number plate XD603-MSH and a DAF articulated truck with number plate XH832-ABC.
According to him, the truck was conveying passengers from Lagos while the lorry took off from Abuja.
Boyi-Ali said the victims had been taken to Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, ABUTH, Shika, for appropriate attention. He cautioned motorists against over-speeding and over-loading, and appealed to them to be extra conscious while plying the roads to avoid accidents.