The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed on Tuesday, July 3, the death of two serving Corps members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in an auto crash in Bayelsa State.
The State Sector Commissioner, Mr Ikechukwu Igwe, who made the confirmation while speaking with newsmen, added that two other corps members involved in the accident which occurred on Monday were injured.
Igwe said, “Yes, the incident occurred on Monday at Swali Bridge in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa; the Tricycle the corps members boarded was hit by a tipper.
“Two among them have died while the other injured two are receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa.
“Today, Tuesday, our personnel will be going to the hospital to check how they are responding to treatment.”
It was gathered that the victims – identified as Adejina Victor, Omofopa Godwin, Obieze Chukwuemeka and Alaromi Olumide – left Koluama 2, the place of their primary assignments in Southern Ijaw for Yenagoa to undertake their clearance at the NYSC office.
It was also learnt that after concluding their clearance, the corps members boarded a commercial tricycle, popularly known as Keke, to a waterside where they would board a boat to Koluama.
But a tipper, whose driver was said to have lost its control, hit the tricycle conveying the corps members on the Swali Bridge.
In his reaction to the tragedy, Loto Bolade-Omolayo, the state coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), described the incident as unfortunate.
“Two of the corps members died as a result of the injuries sustained during the accident, while the other two are being treated by a team of competent consultants at the FMC.
“The NYSC family is saddened by this sudden lose. We commiserate with their families on this unfortunate incident and pray for the repose of the souls of the dead and quick recovery of the injured corps members,” she stated.