It was gathered that the truck which was navigating through a hill lost brake killing the women after ramming on other vehicles.

On Saturday, Imo State was hit by a heinous disaster.

Tragic events occurred after a truck crashed inside a store, killing ten women and injuring several others.

According to reports, the truck lost its brakes and crushed the women who were selling on a roadside market in Nkwommiri, in the state’s Nwangele Local Government Area.

The truck, which was navigating a slope, lost control and slammed into other cars, killing the women.

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.

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