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A moving train ran into a Volkswagen bus at Oshodi area of Lagos on Monday at around 8:15am.
The Lagos State Transport Management Agency (LASTMA) and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) shared pictures of the accident.
LASTMA tweeted: “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 @lasambus @followlasema,”
See tweet here:
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 @lasambus @followlasema alerted. @Gidi_Traffic @trafficbutter @TrafficChiefNG #FollowLastma pic.twitter.com/uc6pE96EfH
— LASTMA (@followlastma) September 14, 2020
The Director-General, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, said the bus unexpectedly swerved into the tracks and the train collided with it.
He claimed that some of the victims who suffered injuries resulting from the effects of the collision had received medical attention on site and that the wreckage of the bus had been safely removed and normalcy restored.
“Upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered that a commercial bus with number plate, 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 dragged along for a stretch 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 traffic.” He said
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