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Nigerian Medical Doctor dies in Rivers crash 48 hours after completing NYSC

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By Eniola Akinkuotu, PUNCH

A Nigerian Medical doctor, Urenna Iroegbu, has died after a commercial vehicle which she was in drove against traffic, causing an accident along Onne Road, Port Harcourt.

The incident occurred barely two days after she completed her National Youth Service Corps programme.

The PUNCH learnt 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.

The vehicle she was in was said to have driven against traffic shortly after a heavy rain around 4pm.

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.”

The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Rivers State Command, Ayodele Kumapayi, told The PUNCH that 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.”

Friends of Nigerian medical Doctor expresses sadness

Meanwhile, friends have taken to social media to mourn the Nigerian medical doctor.

A friend of the deceased, Martha Udoka, who posted photographs of the deceased on Facebook, expressed sadness over the incident.

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