Graphic: Train crushes 5 people in Lagos

An Ogun State-bound passenger train today crushed five people including a tricyclist after the tricycle veered into its tracks at a suburb between Agbado Crossing and Iju Ishaga Station in Lagos.

The train had left the station at Ike Aro and was heading to Itoki in Ogun State when the tragedy occurred.

According to eyewitness account, as the train approached, motorists and pedestrians alike stopped to give it the right of way but the tricycle rider tried to make a last-minute dash across the tracks and was crushed with four passengers.

After the train passed, the mangled remains of the occupants and the carcass of the tricycle splattered on the tracks.