Saturday 1st of May 2021 was a very sad day for the people of a community in Imo state as they record the death of more than 20 market women that were reportedly crushed to death by a truck. Press reports claim that the horrifying incident occurred at the popular Nkwommiri market along Anara-Orlu road in Nwangele LGA, Imo state.
Several press reports claim that more than 20 market women were recently crushed to death by a truck in Imo state
According to various press reports, this recent ghastly road accident that occurred in Imo state was caused by brake failure and eventual loss of control of a heavy-duty truck. The affected truck was reportedly trying to climb up a “hilly” part of Anara-Orlu road when suddenly, it suffered brake failure and rolled down the road. Eye-witnesses claim that the truck rolled down so fast that it "crushed" so many market women to death and also destroyed many other vehicles that were parked by the roadside. Similarly, the eye-witnesses also confirmed that the “out of control” truck even dragged some of the deceased victims into a nearby stream before stopping.
As of the time of writing this report, Sunnewsonline says that more than 20 women died in this horrible crash while several other persons were injured. However, other media outlets claimed that the spokesperson of Imo state police command has only confirmed the death of 10 women while claiming that others persons trapped under the truck were being rescued during the time of his press interview.
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Below is a press video that gives more details and confirms the report of the horrifying accident that recently occurred in Nwangele LGA, Imo state.
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