A fatal accident at Nkwo Mmiri Market in Nwangele Local Government Area of Imo on Saturday claimed two lives and injured no fewer than eight persons.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Imo, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, who confirmed this to newsmen said a MACK truck loaded with chippings and driven by one Kingsley Okwudili rammed into two vehicles, a bus and a tricycle when its brakes failed.
He said all three vehicles fell into the nearby river while the contents of the truck poured on people nearby.
Orlando said out of the 10 rescued persons, two were confirmed dead upon arrival at the hospital while the driver was taken into custody.
“A MACK truck loaded with chippings, driven by one Kingsley Okwudili on getting to Nkwo Mmiri market, ran into two vehicles by 12:00 noon as a result of brake failure.
“The impact pushed the truck and the other two vehicles into a stream nearby.
“Sequel to that, 10 affected persons were rescued but on getting to the hospital two of the victims were confirmed dead while eight others with various degrees of injury were taken in for treatment.
“Meanwhile, the driver has been taken into custody as investigations have commenced,” the PPRO said.
Truck kills two, injure eight in Imo market accident