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Imo building collapse: Corps member dies
One of the two members of the National Youth Service Corps, who were in a coma after being trapped for eight hours in a collapsed building in Owerri, Imo State, is dead.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the victim, Chinedu Isiogugu, who hailed from Anambra State, died of cardiac arrest around 3am on Monday after a team of medical experts carried out a successful surgery on his two damaged legs.
The death of 26-year-old Isiogugu brings the casualty figure to five after two babies and two adults were confirmed dead on Sunday.
A source at the hospital where he died told our correspondent that his female counterpart survived, adding that her condition was stable. She said, “We lost the male corps member around 3am on Monday. It was painful because a team of eight medical experts battled for hours to save his life."
We were happy that the surgery was successful , but he developed cardiac arrest and died moments later .
“ The female corps member is getting better , though she is in pains right now . We don’ t want to tell her that her colleague is dead because that could worsen her condition . ”
Our correspondent gathered that the remains of the deceased corps member had been taken to his hometown by his sibling.
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