Passengers Narrowly Escape Death As Bus, Moving Train Collide In Lagos

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A bus commuting six passengers was involved in a nearly-fatal collision with a fast-moving commuter train at PWD inward Oshodi in Lagos on Monday morning September 14.

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu who confirmed the incident said the vehicle suddenly veered onto the tracks and collided with the train. He also confirmed that the incident which happened around 8.am, had been brought under control with no loss of life recorded.

“The agency received distress calls on the above. Upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered that a passenger bus with registration number GGE 972 GE, had veered onto the train tracks while crossing the rail at PWD inward Oshodi, Lagos,” Oke-Osanyintolu told Channels TV.

He added, “the bus was then dragged along for a stretch of the journey before the train managed to come to a complete halt. Subsequently, the agency was able to successfully extricate the passengers and note that there was no loss of life.”

He stated that some of the victims, who sustained injuries resulting from the impact of the collision, had been provided with on-site medical care and discharged.

According to Channels TV, Oke-Osanyintolu, urged members of the public, especially commercial drivers to always exercise caution and obey traffic regulations to prevent unnecessary accidents.

The wreckage of the bus had been safely removed to allow for free flow of traffic. Watch the videos captured by an eye-witness below.

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