One confirmed dead in Lagos train accident
One person has been confirmed dead in the bus-train collision that occurred on Monday morning in Oshodi, Lagos State.
The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu confirmed one passenger lost his life while others were receiving treatment at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
“The agency received distress calls at 8.12 am on the above. Upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered that a passenger motor GGE 972 GE with six passengers had veered onto the train tracks while crossing the rail at PWD inward Oshodi and subsequently collided with a scheduled commuter train” Oke-Osanyintolu said.
The Volkswagen bus ran into the moving train while trying to cross the rail track at PWD inward Oshodi and collided with a scheduled commuter train.
Oke-Osanyintolu said the “bus was dragged along for a stretch of the journey before the train managed to come to a complete halt.”
He said the Agency successfully extricated the passengers bus has been removed to allow the free flow of commuter traffic.
He appealed to the public especially drivers of commuter buses to obey traffic regulations to prevent injuries and transport delays.
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