Two persons out of thirteen corps members in a motor accident along Igbor – Aliade road in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State were feared dead while the remaining eleven are battling for their lives.
The thirteen corps members were on their way to their deployed area of assignment when the accident occurred.
The Post understands that the corpers, part of the batch “B” 2012 that successfully completed their orientation camp at Wannune, were heading in a 14 seater Toyota Hiace bus belonging to St. John’s Anglican boldly inscribed on it missionary.
The road mishap that occurred after the driver attempted to dodge a pothole, causing thee vehicle to veer into a ditch of about three feet.
The Post understands that gat it took the surrounding communities several efforts to rescue the victims as they were trapped in the vehicle while two of the victims were said to have gave up the ghost as efforts were being intensified to rush others to the nearby St. Vincent Hospital Aliade.
Speaking on the incident the Medical Director in-charge of St. Vincent’s hospital Aliade Dr. Sunday Ameh, disclosed that efforts are being intensified to ensure that other victims survive while adding that two members who were in the same vehicle died on the spot but said their names have not been disclosed while the remaining 11 are responding to treatment on injuries sustained as a result of the accident while efforts are being intensified to transfer others to other hospitals.
The caretaker committee Chairman, Mr. James Ukpur, said the accident took place Tuesday at about 4:30pm and when the reports got to him through a good Samaritan he promptly conveyed the affected persons to the hospital to receive medical attention on multiple injuries sustained while others victims were yet to regain consciousness.
Describing the accident as national tragedy and called for prompt intervention from the state government in view to assist shoulder the bills of the affected victims on admission.
Following the appeals Governor Gabriel Suswam Tuesday at about 5pm paid a sympathy visit to St. Vincent’s Hospital where the corpers were being hospitalized for multiple degrees of injuries sustained and directed that those with severe cases should be moved to Benue state University Teaching hospital while others with less complications be transferred to Federal Medical Centre, Apir.