A passenger bus with six passengers and a Toyota Highlander SUV this morning collided with a moving train at PWD near Oshodi in Lagos.
The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu who confirmed the incident said the bus suddenly veered onto the tracks and collided with the train.
He stated that some of the victims, who sustained injuries resulting from the impact of the collision, had been provided with on-site medical care. Unfortunately, one of the two passengers of the Toyota jeep is believed to have died while the other has been hospitalized.
Oke-Osanyintolu said, “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 and the jeep were 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 but unfortunately one life was lost. Casualties have been provided with on-site medical care and discharged.
“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.”