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NYSC member collapses, dies in camp



A FEMALE corps member, Magdalene Yohanna, collapsed at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp and later died few minutes after she was rushed to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi.
It was gathered that the tragedy occurred barely four days after the 2019 Batch “A” corps members reported for the three weeks orientation course at the Wailo NYSC camp in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
Miss Magdalene had reportedly complained to NYSC officials about her protracted asthma illness on April 1, and how she would not be fit to attend the ‘morning meditation’ but , she was forced to attend the ‘meditation’ and collapsed a few minutes later. She was immediately attended to by corps member doctors and nurses, but when attempts to resuscitate her were not yielding results; she was rushed to ATBUTH to save her life.
A doctor who spoke to newsmen on condition of anonymity said that the deceased relatives had been informed of her death refused to speak further.
Several efforts to get the NYSC Public Relations Officer in the State, Artu Marcus, to immediately react to her death proved abortive as at press time.

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