Tragedy marred the recruitment exercise being carried out by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) across the country as an applicant is alleged to have died in Kogi state.

It was reported that the male applicant died on Tuesday during the recruitment exercise in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital.

The unfortunate incident was confirmed by the FRSC Sector Commander, Segun Martins, who declined to give further details on the incident.

The deceased applicant who is yet to be identified reportedly died shortly after completing a two-kilometre race required for test of fitness.

It was reported that the deceased dropped his tally and subsequently passed out; FRSC medic promptly attended to him as he collapsed on the floor.

He was later admitted to the army clinic in the Chari Megumeiri Barracks where he gave up the ghost died about 30 minutes later.

The FRSC sector commander expressing condolences to the family of the deceased, however said the incident would not result in the suspension of the recruitment in Kogi.

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The FRSC had commenced the recruitment of 4,000 people out of the 324,000 shortlisted applicants on September 25.

The government agency scheduled the screening and physical fitness assessment for September 24 to 29 in selected centres across the country.

The FRSC had initially complained over the overwhelming number of applicants numbering 324, 000 for only 4000 positions in the agency.

It had been reported that there had been 105, 000 graduates out of the total number of applicants.

This is not the first time applicants would be killed during recruitment exercise by a government agency.

Back in 2014, the immigration recruitment exercise had been marred when several applicants were trampled to death in the over -crowded recruitment centre in Abuja.

Physical screening is one of the requirements for screening candidates for para-military agencies like the Immigration service and the FRSC.