- A truck on Saturday, May 1, crushed 10 women to death and injured several others at Nkwommiri Market in Nwangele Local Government Area of Imo State.
Our correspondent gathered that the truck rammed into the roadside market, after it suffered brake failure.
The incident happened around the Anara-Orlu Expressway.
It was gathered that the truck was navigating through a hill when the brakes failed.
A youth leader in the area who gave his name simply as Adolphus, told our correspondent that some of the victims were crushed beyond recognition.
He said: “The worst has happened here. A truck that lost its brakes has killed women trading on the roadside at Nkwommiri. More than 10 of them were killed.
A community leader, Frank Ozuruigbo, said that the community was working with government officials to rescue those who are trapped.
When contacted, the Police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed that 10 persons were killed at the market.
He said rescue mission was still on-going.