Sad Saturday: Truck crushes 10 women in Imo market

May 1, 2021
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No fewer than 10 women has lost their lives and others severely wounded as tragedy struck when as a truck fell inside a market on Saturday .

It was gathered that the truck lost its brakes and ground down the women who were trading on a roadside market in Nkwommiri in the Nwangele Local Government Area of the state.

The truck was navigating through a hill when it lost brake killing the women after ramming on other vehicles.

A youth leader, Adolphus said that some of the casualties were crushed into a nearby river.

He said, “The worst has happened here. A truck that lost its brakes has killed women trading on the road at Nkwommir.”

Another community leader, Frank Ozuruigbo, said that the population was working with government official to rescue those who were trapped.

When contacted, the police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, said that while the rescue mission was ongoing, only 10 persons had been confirmed dead.

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