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Truck runs into market in Imo, kills 10 women following brake failure

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A truck lost control in Imo on Saturday and ran into a market, killing at least 10 women.

The accident happened at Nkwommiri Market, near Nwangele River in Umuozu community of Imo.

The incident which happened around 12 noon at the intersection between Anara-  Orlu, and Amaigbo – Amaraku Expressway left many others injured.

It was gathered that the truck which was descending a hill lost control killing the women after ramming into other vehicles.

A witness, Adolphus Adolphus, said some of the victims were pushed into the nearby river.

According to him, the community was battling to retrieve others who were trapped between the truck and the vehicles.

He said, “The worst has happened here. A truck that lost its brakes has killed women trading on the road at Nkwommiri.  More than ten of them and many trapped.

Another witness,  Frank Ozuruigbo, said that the community was working with government officials to rescue those trapped.

When contacted, the Police Spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the incident.

He said 10 people died on the spot while efforts are on to rescue those trapped.

About Charles Igbinidu

Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

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