One passenger was killed on Monday after a moving train collided with a bus at Ilupeju bypass rail intersection all the way to Oshodi, Lagos state.
Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu confirmed the incident, stating that the van which was carrying six passengers suddenly veered onto the tracks and collided with the train.
According to the agency, investigations revealed 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 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 two vehicles were then dragged along for a stretch of the journey before the train managed to come to a complete halt.
LASEMA was able to successfully rescue a total of eight passengers from the scene of the accident, six who had minor injuries were provided with on-site medical care while two males including a 20-year old sustained severe injuries and were taken to LASUTH for further treatment. The other adult male subsequently lost his life.
The accident vehicles were recovered off the road with the aid of the Agency’s Light rescue equipment.
The DG of LASEMA confirmed that one passenger lost his life and has been transported to the morgue while the other victim is still undergoing treatment.
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A train has reportedly run into a van at Ilupeju bypass rail intersection and dragged it to Oshodi before stopping.pic.twitter.com/xjFlt0xnzq
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