Train kills motorcyclist, passengers at PWD level crossing in Lagos


Moving train on Wednesday killed a motorcyclist and his passenger at the PWD along Ikeja-Oshodi axis of railway line.

Mr Jerry Oche, the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) Lagos District Manager, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Oche said that the incident happened in the morning involving Ijoko-Apapa bound train at the level crossing at the PWD corridor where the motorcyclist refused to stop for the moving train.

“We have warned passersby, motorists and other road users to stay away from railway tracks.

“Railway track is a very dangerous place to toy with, everything involved iron both the rail tracks and the train itself.

“I learnt that he was trying to outsmart the train, before he was crushed by the moving train.

“It’s an unfortunate incident, and we are appealing to people to learn from such incident and exercise patience at the railway level crossings across the state,” he said.

The district manager said that the body of the victims had been deposited at the mortuary while the police was working towards contacting the family of the victims. (NAN)

– Sept. 19, 2018 @ 17:59 GMT |

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