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One Dead As Bus Rams Into Moving Train In Lagos

A yet-to-be-identified man was killed on Monday after a bus and an SUV collided with a moving commuter train at PWD inward Oshodi, Lagos.

Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu said the bus had six passengers on it.

He said: “The agency received distress calls at 8.12 am on the above. Upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered that a passenger motor GGE 972 GE with six passengers had veered onto the train tracks while crossing the rail at PWD inward Oshodi and subsequently collided with a scheduled commuter train.

“The bus was then dragged along for a stretch of the journey before the train managed to come to a complete halt.”

Oke-Osanyintolu said rescue workers had successfully extricated the passengers while the wreckage of the bus has been removed.

The SUV had two male adults as passengers who sustained serious injuries. They have been transported to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, he said.

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