Not fewer than 8 persons were crushed to death when a tipper truck conveying sharp sand reportedly suffered break failure along Maiduguri /Gubio road on the outskirt of Maiduguri, the State capital, sources
The incident occurred at Kaswan Fara, Shagari Lowcost estate area along Maiduguri/ Gubio road in Maiduguri on Friday.
An eyewitness said that a sand-laden truck rammed into a pickup conveying women who were going to the o farm killing at least 6 women and several others injured in the tragic incident.
He added that two tippers (trucks) have been set ablaze by irritated youths and the police trying to calm the situation.
But another eyewitness account said at least 10 women were killed in the incident.
One witness said that the truck which caused this road mishap was attempting to overtake another tipper, but lost control and crashed into the pick conveying the women.
Security agencies were deployed to the scene to bring the situation under control.