It was a most horrific tragedy that struck in Imo State on Saturday, according to The PUNCH.
Tragedy struck after no fewer than 10 women lost their lives and others severely wounded as a truck fell inside a market.
It was gathered that 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 PUNCH reports that the truck which was navigating through a hill lost brake killing the women after ramming on other vehicles.
A youth leader, Adolphus told our correspondent 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.”
Another community leader, Frank Ozuruigbo, said that the community 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.