Corps member dies in laptop explosion in Jalingo

A National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member in Taraba State, Olawale Olusegun Olamide, is dead. The 2016 Batch B, Stream 1 Corps member died while being rushed to the Federal Medical Centre in Jalingo, the state capital, last Saturday, after his laptop exploded.

Olusegun, whose place of primary assignment was Government Day Secondary School in Wuro-Sembe in Jalingo, was said to be using the laptop in his room when the computer exploded.

It was gathered that the late Olusegun suffered severe burnt on his lap, leaving him writhing in pain. The Corps member was said to have died before reaching the hospital.

His colleague, who did not want his name mentioned, recalled how the Corps member died. The witness said the late Olusegun used the laptop whenever he was less busy.

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He said: “On the day the incident happened, the late Olusegun was using the laptop in his room. He left the laptop plugged to an electricity source and stepped out of his room to discuss with a neighbour. He returned to his room after a period of time. Suddenly, the neighbour heard a loud bang and screamed for help.

“People living around rushed to the scene and found Olusegun’s laptop burning on his lap. Olusegun was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre in Jalingo after the fire was put out. He died before getting to the hospital.”

It was gathered that the NYSC Local Inspector had contacted the deceased’s next of kin to inform the family of the incident. Efforts has been made to transfer the body to Ijebu-Ode in Ogun State, where the late Olusegun hailed.

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The deceased was described as easygoing and cool-headed. He graduated from Olabisi Onanbanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye in Ogun State.



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