October 26, 2021


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10 killed as truck rams into Imo market

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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.

Our correspondent gathered that the truck which was descending a hill lost control killing the woman 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 other 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.