Two Corps Members Killed, Others Injured in Bayelsa Accident


Two members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have died while two others are battling for their lives in a hospital in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, after a heavy duty truck collided with a tricycle they were travelling in around the state capital.

All the victims survived the first accident, but were being rushed to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) when they were hit by another tricycle resulting in the deaths of Victor Adegua and Omafuakpor Godwin.

The deceased were said to be travelling with Obieze Chukwuemeka and Alaromi Olumide, the survivors and had left Koluama 2, the place of their primary assignments in Southern Ijaw for Yenagoa to undertake their clearance at the NYSC office.

The incident occurred on the Goodluck Jonathan bridge in Swali, Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, around 3.30 pm on Monday.

The tricycle driver, Bayaninu Ali, who was injured in the second accident, said: “I was driving my Keke when another Keke that was rushing the injured people to the hospital hit me. My fellow driver was in a hurry. He didn’t look and that was why the accident occurred.”

Narrating the incident, the Vicar of St. John’s Anglican Church, Koluama 2, Rev. Emmanuel Chikwendu, described the incident as unfortunate.

He said: “We came together to Koluama. This morning we arrived at Yenagoa at about 10am. They went for their clearance. They finished it and were on their way back when a tipper hit them on Swali bridge.”


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