A passenger was feared dead, after a bus and a Toyota Highlander SUV collided with a moving commuter train at PWD inward Oshodi, Lagos.
This was disclosed by the DG, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu.
“The bus with six passengers suddenly veered onto the tracks and collided with the train,” he said
“The agency received the distress call 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 halt.”
The Agency has successfully extricated the affected passengers, while the wreckage of the bus has been removed to allow the free flow of commuter traffic.
LASEMA boss added that 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 one loss of life, and the body has been deposited at the hospital morgue. The other passengers are currently receiving treatments.