Two dead As Vehicles Collide With Train In Oshodi
Two passengers died on Monday after a bus and a highlander Jeep had collusion with a moving commuter train at PWD inward Oshodi, Lagos.
The Director General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu confirms the incident, said that the bus carrying six passengers suddenly steered onto the tracks and collided with the train.
The agency received distress calls at 8.12 am on the above.
Before the arrival at the incident, it was discovered that a passenger motor GGE 972 GE with six passengers had steered on the train tracks while crossing the rail at PWD inward Oshodi and subsequently collides with a scheduled commuter train
The vehicles were successful dragged out along with a stretch of the journey before the train managed to halt completely.
The Agency succeeded in evacuating a total of eight passengers six were with minor injuries and they were giving immediate medical treatment while two males including a 20year old sustained serious injuries and they were rushed to LASUTH for further treatment.
The other adult male lost his life.
The vehicles were successful recovered off the road with the aid of the Agency’s Light rescue equipment while traffic management measures were put in place by the emergency responders alongside with the taskforce officials and Nigerian Police.
Members of the public, especially drivers of commuter buses were strictly advised to adhere to traffic rules and regulations in order to prevent loss of life, injuries, and other inconveniences.
Adequate investigations were also carried out, the LASEMA reveals that there was a third vehicle, a highlander Jeep was also involved in the accident and its passengers, two adult males sustained serious injuries before being moved out to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.
The Director General of LASEMA confirms that one passenger lost his life and is placed at the hospital morgue while the other is still undergoing serious medical treatment.
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