Two graduates of the Osun State University (UNIOSUN) have died, while two others sustained injuries in an accident on the Lokoja-Abuja road.
It was gathered that the graduates were posted on Wednesday by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to Kaduna State, to undergo the 21-day orientation course, when the crash occurred.
It was learnt that the prospective corps members hired a Toyota Sienna space bus from Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, to Kaduna.
The Public Relations Officer of the University, Ademola Adesoji, who confirmed the incident said that the school management was contacted by the survivors immediately after the accident occurred on Wednesday, Punch reports.
“And we immediately informed the management of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme.
“Four of our ex-students were involved. Three of them are male and one female. Two died in the accident. But we spoke with the two that survived and monitored their movement up to the hospital.
“Our Students Affairs Unit also notified the NYSC leadership and the management of the scheme responded immediately. The two that died were heading to Kaduna NYSC Orientation Camp. The four of them travelled in a vehicle they hired from Osogbo,” he said.
Adesoji expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased on behalf of the university management.