The Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, has discharged one of the four officials of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) injured in an auto crash on Thursday.
Mr Michael Okereke, an Assistant Director, Accident Unit of the centre, told reporters on Saturday in Umuahia that the student was discharged after medical personnel certified him physically fit on Friday.
Nine officials of NANS on their way to University of Uyo, had a fatal accident at Ariam/Ndioro junction in Ikwuano area of Abia.
Five persons died in the accident which involved NANS mini bus and an articulated vehicle.
Okereke said three other injured students were responding to treatment, adding that medical officials at the centre were handling the situation.
He gave the assurance that the students would be discharged soon, adding that the management of the hospital was giving them special attention.
“The medical officials of FMC are putting in their best to ensure that all the injured students receive the best attention and I feel there is no cause for alarm because they are all responding to treatment,’’ Okereke said.
One of the students still receiving medical attention, who pleaded anonymity, commended those who rescued them and management of FMC for their treatment