Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Two die as train hits vehicles in Lagos

TWO persons died while six  were injured on Monday after a train hit a commercial bus and a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) at PWD Bus Stop, Lagos.The bus with six occupants, and the SUV carrying two persons veered into the rail track in a bid to beat traffic congestion.

On impact, the train dragged both vehicles from PWD to Bolade Bus Stop before it came to a halt.
Emergency workers were deployed to the scene as soon as the accident occurred and all eight persons were removed from the vehicles.
Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu said six of the victims sustained minor injuries and were treated on the spot by paramedics, while two with severe cases were evacuated to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).

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