10 NYSC members involved in auto crash


No fewer than 10 university graduates travelling to Bayelsa state from Lagos and Ibadan, Oyo state were on Tuesday night involved in a multiple motor accident along Ore-Benin highway, between Okada and Ogbemudia farm.

The accident involved an articulated truck and two commercial buses belonging to Onitsha-based Cross Country and Warri-based Agofure Motors.

The students who were going for orientation ‎for the Batch C of the National Youth Service Corps, in Kaiama, Bayelsa state were travelling in a 15-seater Cross Country bus.

It was gathered that the bus, apparently on top speed, rammed into a moving articulated truck in front of it, while the bus behind it (Agofure Motors) also rammed into the Cross Country bus.

Six of the Corps members were reported to have sustained varying degrees of injuries and were immediately rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), where they are currently receiving medical attention.


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