A hit and run truck driver crushed 3 ladies to death at Oyigbo in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State on Wednesday March 18.
According to reports, the tragic incident happened at the popular Ukwube market where hundreds of women used some part of the road as a makeshift stall to display their wares.
It was gathered that, the accident occurred around 5.30am in the morning, when the truck driver pulled a reverse gear and rammed its tyres on the victims, killing them on the spot.
The driver immediately fled the scene of the incident, abandoning the victims.
The Rivers state Police Command spokesperson, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the incident, revealed that the police are in search of the truck driver.
A Facebook user identified as Ufomba Kingsley, however, revealed that the driver of the vehicle was later nabbed by angry youths and handed over to the police.