A collusion between a train and a bus occured in Oshodi, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has announced.
Fortunately, the driver and his passengers escaped death, even though they sustained varying degrees of injury.
While confirming the incident to newsmen, LASTMA said:
“A train ran into a Volkswagen T4 bus at the ARENA crossing, pushing it to Oshodi U-bridge. Onlookers causing more harm than good. Men on ground, Necessary Agencies.”
The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, also confirmed the accident saying that the vehicle “veered onto the train tracks while crossing the rail at PWD inward Oshodi and subsequently collided with a scheduled commuter train”.
According to him, no death has been recorded but some passengers sustained injures and have been provided with on-site medical care and discharge.
In his words; “The agency received distress calls on the above. Upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered that a passenger motor GGE 972 GE 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. The Agency was able to successfully extricate the passengers and note that there was no loss of life. Casualties have been provided with on-site medical care and discharge.
“Members of the public, especially drivers of commuter buses are reminded to obey traffic regulations to prevent injuries and transport delays. The wreckage of the bus has been safely removed to allow for a free flow of commuter traffic.” Oke-Osanyintolu said.
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