A total number of eight passengers have narrowly escaped death at Oshodi, in the early hours on Monday when a bus with Lagos registration number GGE 972 GE suddenly ran into the train tracks while crossing the rail at PWD inward Oshodi, Lagos, colliding with a fast-moving commuter train in the process.
The Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency Dr. Femi Oke-Osantintolu, who confirmed the incident said;
“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.”
According to him, the casualties have been provided with on the spot medical care and discharged. He also urged members of the public, especially commercial drivers to always exercise caution and give obedience to traffic regulations in order to prevent unnecessary accidents.