PHOTOS: Truck crushes 10 women in Imo market

PHOTOS: Truck crushes 10 women in Imo market

No fewer than 10 women have allegedly lost their lives after a truck fell inside a market in Imo State, leaving several others injured.

According to a report by The PUNCH, the truck lost its brakes and crushed the women who were trading on a roadside market in Nkwommiri in the Nwangele Local Government Area of the State.

The truck is reported to have been navigating through a hill when it lost its brake killing the women after ramming into other vehicles.

A youth leader, Adolphus told reporters that some of the victims 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."

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

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