March 22, 2019

Many feared injured as train derails in Lagos

Many feared injured as train derails in Lagos

There was pandemonium at Mongoro Ashade area of Ikeja, Lagos state as a train full of commuters derailed off its tracks with many people reportedly trapped and injured.

It was garnered that one of the train coaches fell off the rail, causing another coach to derail.

A statement by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) revealed a faulty section of the tracks caused the accident.

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LASEMA said the fault had been reported by men of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority in the area and was noted for pending engineering works later in the day.

However, the agency reported no life was lost while injured victims were taken to nearby hospitals for first aid.

“Efforts are currently being made to evacuate the derailed coaches as the Nigeria Railway Corporation crane has been dispatched to the scene from Lagos Island.

“The GM LASEMA, LRT, LRU PARAMEDICS, LRU FIRE, LASAMBUS, FRSC, RRS, LASTMA and Nigeria Police are on ground to ensure swift recovery. Recovery operation ongoing by the officials of the Nigeria Railway Corporation,” the statement added.

Watch a video of the incident courtesy of @Giditraffic here:


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