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20 killed in Nigeria as truck runs into crowd

IANS  |  Abuja 

At least 20 people have been killed after a truck crashed into a crowded market in Nigeria's state, officials and witnesses said on Sunday.

The accident happened on late Saturday after the of the truck, laden with bags of rice, lost control and the vehicle crashed into the Iworoko main market, according to Caleb Ikechukwu, for the police in

Eyewitnesses told that at least 20 dead bodies were removed from the scene by the rescue crew.

One witness identified as Bisi Ayedun said the victims were mostly buyers and sellers on the outer part of the market.

"The truck was on top speed when the lost control. Most of the victims were people shopping by the roadside," Ayedun said.

Police said an investigation is underway.



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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 19:58 IST