No fewer than 10 market women were on Saturday afternoon, May 1, reportedly crushed to death when a truck rammed into Nkwommiri market in Nwangele LGA of Imo State.
The incident which happened around 12 noon at the intersection between Anara- Orlu and Amaigbo – Amaraku Expressway left many others injured. The truck was said to have lost its brakes while descending from Anara road towards Orlu. It was said to have rammed into women trading on the roadside market parts of the market.
According to reports some of the victims were crushed into a nearby river. One of them said the community was working with government officials to rescue those trapped.