Imo state police department has confirmed the death of 10 market women on Saturday afternoon. It was gathered that they were reportedly crushed to death when a truck rammed into Nkwommiri market in Nwangele Local Government Area of Imo State.

Meanwhile, there were no others wounded victim at the accident scene.

Eyewitness mentioned that the accident was caused by lost of brakes while descending from Anara road towards Orlu.

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It was also gathered that the truck rammed into women trading on the roadside market parts of the market. While 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.

Imo police spokesperson Orlando Ikeokwu told The Nation that two persons had been confirmed dead so far, while rescue mission was ongoing.

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