Breaking: Bus collides with train at PWD Lagos

September 14, 2020
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The bus at the scene of the accident

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

A passenger bus has collided with a train at PWD area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, with seven people escaping death.

The accident occurred around 8:12am on Monday.

Director General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu  said 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.

Rescue officials trying save lives

“The bus was then dragged along for a stretch of the journey before the train managed to come to a complete halt,” he said.

Oke-Osanyintolu said there was no loss of lives as the agency was able to extricate the passengers from the bus.

”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 discharged.

Rescue officials evacuating the bus from the rail track

”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 free flow of commuter traffic,” he said.

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