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General News of Monday, 14 September 2020

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Just In: Train rams into Volkswagen bus in Oshodi, Lagos

A train has collided with a bus in Oshodi, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has announced.

The accident occurred in the early hours on Monday, September 14, 2020 when a bus with Lagos registration number GGE 972 GE suddenly veered onto the train tracks while crossing the rail at PWD inward Oshodi, Lagos and collided with a fast-moving commuter train in the process.

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.

“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.

“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.

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

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