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General News of Monday, 14 September 2020

Source: Vanguard

Bus collides with moving train in Lagos

Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency Dr. Femi Oke-Osantintolu, who confirmed the incident said the situation which happened around 8.am, had been brought under control with no loss of life recorded.

According to Oke-Osanyintolu, “The agency received distress calls on the above. Upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered that a passenger bus with registration number GGE 972 GE, had veered onto the train tracks while crossing the rail at PWD inward Oshodi, Lagos.

READ ALSO: Aviation union shuts down Arik Air operations in Lagos“The bus was then dragged along for a stretch of the journey before the train managed to come to a complete halt.

“Subsequently, the agency was able to successfully extricate the passengers and note that there was no loss of life.”

He said the casualties have been provided with on the spot medical care and discharged.

Oke-Osanyintolu, therefore, urged members of the public, especially commercial drivers to always exercise caution and obey traffic regulations to prevent unnecessary accidents

The wreckage of the bus had been safely removed to allow for free flow of traffic.

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