The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Katsina State, has confirmed the death of three corps members in a ghastly automobile crash in Kankara Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

The spokesman for the NYSC, Alex Obemeata, revealed this on Sunday.

“Sunday, August 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,” Obemeata said.

The NYSC spokesman added that the crash occurred when the state governor Aminu Masari, was passing by at Gobirawa, Kankara LGA on Sunday.

According to him, the governor stopped over and ordered a vehicle in the convoy to take the injured to the hospital.

Obemeata pointed out that the NYSC Coordinator in Katsina, Alhaji Ahidjo Yahaya, was at the hospital in the company of some senior members of staff when the ambulance carrying the injured and the deceased arrived.

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