A hit and run truck driver in the early hours of Wednesday crushed three women to death at Oyigbo in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The incident occurred at the popular Ukwube market where hundreds of women converted some part of the road as a makeshift stall to display their wares.
According to reports, the incident happened around 5.30am in the morning, when the driver of the truck pulled a reverse gear and rammed its tyres on the victims, killing them on the spot.
The driver of the vehicle reportedly took to his heels after the incident occurred, abandoning the victims.
Spokesperon of the Rivers state Police Command spokesman, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the incident, said the police are on the trail of the driver of the vehicle.
One Ufomba Kingsley, however, said that the truck driver was later caught by angry youths and handed over to the police.