Corps members mourn dead colleagues

No fewer than 19 corp members have escaped death on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in a lone accident involving a Nissan Civilian bus at Danco area of Sagamu.

The corps members were said to have sustained injuries as they were travelling to their places of primary assignment in Ota after the three-week orientation exercise which ended on Monday in NYSC Camp, Sagamu.

The injured corp members, comprising nine male and 10 female, were treated at nearby Julius Berger and FRSC clinics while four with critical injuries were taken to the teaching hospital in Sagamu.

No life was lost in the accident.

Some of the corp members told NAN at the scene that the civilian bus, which had no registration number, caught fire after it lost control off the road.

It was gathered that many corps members lost their valuables, including certificates and other credentials in the accident.

Clement Oladele, Ogun Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), who confirmed the incident, blamed the accident on speed violation.

The FRSC official advised passengers to always caution drivers against over speeding, especially during the rainy season.

“Where such drivers refused to comply, they should call FRSC Toll Free number 122 for FRSC to take necessary disciplinary action against such erring drivers,” he said.