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Saturday, 21 July 2018

TWO FEARED DEAD, MANY INJURED AS TRAIN CRUSHES COMMERCIAL BUS IN LAGOS


At least two people were feared dead and many others injured yesterday as a train crushed a commercial bus in Lagos. The sad incident occurred in Agege around Odejobi junction. According to eyewitnesses, the accident was caused by the parking of the commercial bus, popularly known as Danfo, just beside the rail tracks around the construction point said to be the landing location of the Pen Cinema bridge currently under construction.
“The yeye driver of the Danfo na him cause the accident. He park the motor come go defecate but the heap of sand and granite no let the train driver see the motor in time, that is why the accident happen and people died and many get injury,” an eyewitness narrated to Saturday Telegraph in pidgin English. Also speaking about the accident which occurred early Friday, a trader who deals in clothes beside the rail tracks and who gave her name as Chidinma Nwobi, said she was shocked a person could be as silly as parking so close to the rail tracks. “This is why I always say these Danfo guys are too silly to be considered normal. He parked his bus there and they said he went to defecate.

So, the train was coming like that and there was nothing to stop it so suddenly. Many of those we see hanging around trains got injured and I heard even more than two people died,” she said. According to those who spoke with our correspondent, who were at the scene between 10.30am and 2 pm, the accident and attendant injury led some boys from the train station to attack anyone in sight. Another bus driver, Wale Akintunde, who also spoke to Saturday Telegraph at the scene, said the driver was nowhere to be found after the incident, especially with the commotion that ensued just after.


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