Train derails in Lagos

One killed, several injured as passenger train derails in Lagos


A train derailed on Friday morning at the lddo Terminus, Lagos, causing a delay to passengers travelling for the Easter holiday. 

The Lagos-Oshogbo bound free train service, which was to depart by 10.00am tried to overtake a Lagos-Kano bound one at the terminus but derailed in the process.

The Lagos District Superintendent of Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), Christian Madza, confirmed the derailment, saying the corporation was on top of the situation.

He said his men were “working hard to ensure the restoration of the line to allow the two trains to depart”. 

He said once fixed, the train would be on its to Oshogbo but stop to pick passengers at Agege, Agbado, ljoko, kajola, Abeokuta, Erumu, Iwo and Ede. 

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