The DG, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu has confirmed the incident of a passenger vehicle with six passengers on board colliding with a moving commuter train at PWD inner Oshodi. He disclosed that the vehicle had suddenly 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,” he said.
The Agency was able to successfully remove the passengers while the wreckage of the bus has since been removed to allow the free flow of commuter traffic.
No life was lost in the accident as on- site medical care was administered to the commuters and were discharged accordingly.