The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency has confirmed the death of two male adults when a train hit a commercial bus at Pen Cinema area of Agege, Lagos State.
The General Manager of LASEMA, Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu, in a statement on Friday in Lagos said that the agency received a distress call at 8.57a.m via the emergency toll free number.
Tiamiyu said that the call had pertained to a passenger train that hit a commercial bus that was parked near the rail.
He said that the accident forced three of the hanging passengers to fall off the moving train.
”Unfortunately, two adult males lost their lives and were taken to the mortuary by the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit.
”One adult sustained injuries and was transferred to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital,” the LASEMA boss said.
He said that other agencies that responded at the scene of the accident include the Nigeria Police Force (Railway Police Division), the Lagos State Ambulance Service and the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority.
Others are the Civil Defence Corps, Rapid Response Squad, LASG Task force, LASG Fire Service (Agege Division), Nigerian Armed Forces, OPS MESA and the Vehicle Inspection Office.
Tiamiyu urged passengers to abide by the overall safety measures put in place before boarding train.
He also urged residents to desist from hanging on a moving train to avoid unnecessary loss of lives.
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