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Doctor dies in Rivers crash 48 hours after completing NYSC

A medical doctor by the name Urenna Iroegbu has died after a commercial vehicle which she was involved in an accident.

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According to reports, the driver drove against traffic, and his negligence caused an accident along Onne Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The incident occurred barely two days after she completed her National Youth Service Corps programme.he that Iroegbu graduated from Imo State University last year after spending eight years studying medicine.

On Saturday, she boarded a Toyota Sienna commercial vehicle to Akwa Ibom State but never made it home.

A lorry, which had the right of way, was said to have rammed into the vehicle which Iroegbu was in.

A police officer told The PUNCH, “There were two Sienna Toyota minivans headed towards Akwa Ibom

Around Daewoo just long Onne Road, a trailer had broken down on their lane so they decided to drive against traffic.

“One of the Sienna minivans was the vehicle in which the doctor was in. A lorry which had the right of way did not see them on time, lost control and rammed into them.

“Good Samaritans took them to a hospital. Three of them were taken to Sonabel Hospital around the trailer park while Dr Iroegbu was transferred to Morning Star Hospital, Onne. She died at midnight.”

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The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Rivers State Command, Ayodele Kumapayi, the matter was reported at the Onne Divisional Police Headquarters.

The commander said, “The matter was not reported to the FRSC but the police at Onne confirmed it.

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SourceThe Punch

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