A serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Taraba state has been feared dead as a result of a road accident involving about two vehicles.
Florence Yaakugh, the state coordinator, confirmed to Channels Television on Tuesday that nineteen other corps members including a local government inspector sustained various degrees of injuries.
She said the auto crash happened on Monday after the mandatory three weeks orientation course.
“It was a minibus that had a head-on collision with a Toyota Hiace bus conveying the corps members to Sarduna Local Government Area of the state for their primary assignments,” she said.
“The accident, according to some eyewitnesses, occurred when the minibus was attempting to overtake two trailers at a time, but could not make it leading to the accident.”
The NYSC coordinator said one of the corps members passed away while the other injured victims were rushed to the Federal Medical Center in Jalingo, the state capital.
“Right now, am preparing for the burial of one of the corps members who passed on yesterday (Monday); all others have been discharged from the hospital except five who are still receiving treatment at the FMC Jalingo,” she said.
“It is not an easy moment for me and the entire NYSC in Taraba State.”
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