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UPDATED: One killed as vehicles collide with train in Oshodi


UPDATED: One killed as vehicles collide with train in Oshodi

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu has confirmed an incident at PWD inward Oshodi, Lagos where a passenger vehicle with six passengers collided with a moving commuter train.

The vehicle was said to have suddenly veered onto the tracks and collided with the train which was in motion.

Oke-Osanyintolu said, “The agency received distress calls at 8.12 am. 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.

“The bus was then dragged along for a stretch of the journey before the train managed to come to a complete halt”.

LASEMA was able to successfully extricate the passengers while the wreckage of the bus has been removed to allow the free flow of commuter traffic.

Although no life was lost in the accident as at the time of filling this report, the casualties have been provided with on-site medical care and discharged.

Members of the public, especially drivers of commuter buses are reminded to obey traffic regulations to prevent injuries and transport delays.

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Additional reports gathered by LASEMA have it that a third vehicle, a highlander Jeep was also involved in the collision and its passengers (two adult males) sustained serious injuries before being transported to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.

The DG of LASEMA confirmed that one passenger has lost his life and already placed in the hospital morgue while the other is still undergoing treatment.

More photos from the accident below…

UPDATED: One killed as vehicles collide with train in Oshodi

UPDATED: One killed as vehicles collide with train in Oshodi

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