NAIJ.com gathered that one of the two corp members who were trapped after a building collapsed in Owerri, Imo state, is dead.
Few days after it was reported that two members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and five other people were rescued from under the rubble of a collapsed building in Owerri, one is reported dead.
The victim identified as Chinedu Isiogugu, was said to have died of cardiac arrest after what was deemed a successful surgery on his two damaged legs.
The 26-year-old Anambra indigene's death brought the total death toll to five.
A source at the hospital said:
“We lost the male corps member around 3am on Monday. It was painful because a team of eight medical experts battled for hours to save his life. We were happy that the surgery was successful, but he developed cardiac arrest and died moments later.
The female corps member is getting better, though she is in pains right now. We don’t want to tell her that her colleague is dead because that could worsen her condition.”
The other surviving corp member, Ngozi Oformezie, was quoted as saying:
“I am Ngozi Blessing. I studied Adult Education from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. I am from Anambra state. I am in pains. My legs are killing me. Please don’t go. Help me. Jesus, please save me.”
Some of the deceased's friends have since sent out condolences to him. See below:
Sad! RIP to him.
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