Abuja - The police have confirmed that three persons died in a multiple accident at Karu in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Tuesday.
The FCT Police Command spokesperson , DSP Atine Daniel, who confirmed the story to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said that six people sustained various degrees of injuries.
Daniel, who said 10 vehicles were involved in the accident, explained that a lorry conveying sand lost control at Karu Bridge and collided with others.
The accident caused a gridlock from the AYA flyover bridge to Nyanya axis, thus impeding smooth movement of vehicles.
As a result of the gridlock, passengers trekked long distances while drivers left detoured to other lanes to beat the traffic snarl.
NAN also reports that a combine team of Federal Road Safety Commission, Vehicle Inspection Office , Nigerian Army, the Police and other rescue workers were seen helping the accident victims and clearing the accident scene.
Other voluntary rescue workers were also seen around the accident sites to restore normal traffic flow.