Three Members of the National Youth Service Corps serving in Katsina state, lost their lives in a car accident in Kankara local government area of the state yesterday Sunday August 18th.
According to reports, the corps members were heading towards Funtua to attend a Wedding Mass at a Catholic church when the accident occurred.
One of the survivors of the accident said the unfortunate incident happened due to brake failure during a heavy downpour.
The Driver was said to have tried applying brakes but the Bus with Katsina registration number MAN-45-AA and the inscription ” COPPERS FOR CHRIST ” was swept away and it hit a nearby tree.
Confirming the incident, the Corps Public Relations Officer, Alex Obemeata, in a statement released, said
“Sunday Aug. 18, 2019, is a sad day for the NYSC in Katsina State as three Corps Members lost their lives in a ghastly motor accident on their way to a Church programme in Funtua. The Corps Members numbering 12, were in one bus belonging to the National Association of Catholic Corps Members, Katsina. Three of them died on the spot”.
The PRO said the injured victims are currently in the hospital receiving medical attention.