One dead in Lagos train accident

One dead in Lagos train accident

 

One person has been confirmed dead in the train accident that occurred in Oshodi, Lagos on Monday morning.

The accident happened the day services resumed on the Lagos-Ogun Mass Transit Train after six months hiatus occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the fatality was recorded in a Highlander SUV which was also involved in the collision.

The accident, which happened around Arena level crossing near Oshodi involved a passenger bus with registration number GGE 972 GE with six passengers who were all rescued with minor injuries. They were provided with medicare on the spot and discharged.

The bus reportedly veered onto the train tracks while crossing the rail and subsequently collided with the train.

The bus and the jeep were dragged by the train which was coming from Ijoko, Ogun State and heading to Iddo in Lagos until it was able to come to a halt.

But the two male passengers in the Jeep were not lucky as they sustained serious injuries and they were rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) where one was confirmed dead.

The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) said the train had since arrived at its destination at Iddo.



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