Two female corps members who were reportedly on their way for their final clearance in preparation for their Passing out Parade (POP) holding this week, were crushed to death by a trailer along Swali Market Bridge in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa.
The incident occurred on Monday and according to Mr Ikechukwu Igwe, State Sector Commissioner of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) who confirmed the report, two other corps members were injured in the accident.
“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.
“The 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,” Igwe added.
Mrs Loto Bolade-Omolayo, State Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), who also reacted to the incident, described it as “unfortunate”. A press statement from the NYSC reads;
Four NYSC Members serving in Bayelsa were involved in an accident at Swali Bridge in Yenagoa and were immediately rushed to the Federal Medical Centre .
The Tricycle they boarded was hit by a Tipper and unfortunately, two of the Corps Members died as a result of injuries sustained during the accident, while two are being treated by a team of competent consultants at the FMC.
The NYSC Family is saddened by this sudden lose. We have also informed and commiserated with the families on this unfortunate incident.
We pray for the repose of the souls of the dead and quick recovery of the injured corps Members. Be with the Service Corps and the families in your prayers.
Mrs Loto Bolade Omolayo.
State Coordinator, NYSC Secretariat, Bayelsa State.