10 women have been confirmed dead in Imo State on Saturday after a truck fell inside a market in Nkwommiri in the Nwangele Local Government Area of the state.
The incident occurred after the truck lost its brakes and crushed the women who were trading on the roadside market.
A youth leader in the market, Adolphus said some of the victims were crushed into a nearby river.
“The worst has happened here. A truck that lost its brakes has killed women trading on the road at Nkwommir,” he told an online news platform.
Another community leader, Frank Ozuruigbo, said that the community was working with government officials to rescue those who were trapped.
The police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, also confirmed the incident.