Truck kills 2, injures 8 in Imo market accident



A fatal accident at Nkwo Mmiri Market in Nwangele Local Government Area of Imo on Saturday claimed lives and injured no fewer than eight persons.

The Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Orlando Ikeokwu, this the News Agency of Nigeria in Owerri.

According Ikeokwu, a MACK truck ladden with chippings and driven by one Kingsley Okwudili from Ebonyi Orlu in Imo rammed into vehicles, a bus and a tricycle, when its brakes failed.

said that all three vehicles fell into the nearby river while the contents of the upended truck poured on people nearby.

said that out of the 10 rescued persons, were dead upon arrival at the hospital while the driver was taken into custody.

“A MACK truck loaded with chippings, driven by one Kingsley Okwudili coming from Ebonyi state Orlu, on getting Nkwo Mmiri market, ran into vehicles by 12:00 noon as a result of break failure.

“The impact pushed the truck and the other vehicles into a stream nearby.

“Sequel that, operatives of the Divisional Headquarters in Nwangele moved to the scene and rescued 10 affected persons

“On getting to the hospital of the victims were dead while eight others with various degrees of injury were taken in for treatment.

“Meanwhile, the driver has been taken into custody as investigation has commenced,” the said. (NAN)