One passenger was killed on Monday, 14th September, after a bus and a highlander Jeep collided with a moving train at PWD inward Oshodi, Lagos.
The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu who confirmed the incident said the bus with six passengers abruptly veered onto the tracks and collided with the train.
“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.
“The bus was then dragged along for a stretch of the journey before the train managed to come to a complete halt,” Oke-Osanyintolu said.
The Agency was successful in rescuing the passengers while the remains of the bus have been removed to allow the free flow of commuter traffic.
The public, especially drivers of commuter buses have been reminded to obey traffic regulations to prevent injuries and transport delays.
Investigations by LASEMA reveal that a third vehicle, a highlander Jeep was also involved in the collision. ts passengers (two adult males) sustained serious injuries before being transported to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.
Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu confirmed that one passenger lost his life and has been placed in the hospital morgue while the other is still undergoing treatment.