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Many passengers escape death after bus collides with moving train in Lagos

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Many passengers escaped death on Monday as the bus conveying them rammed into a moving train around PWD area of Oshodi, Lagos State, according to the state emergency management agency.

Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said the vehicle suddenly veered onto the tracks and collided with the moving train resulting in some passengers in the bus sustaining injuries but no life was lost.

According to him, some of those who sustained injuries resulting from the impact of the collision had been provided with on-site medical care, while the wreckage of the bus had been safely removed and normalcy restored.

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

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“The bus was then dragged along for a stretch of the journey before the train managed to come to a complete halt. The Agency was able to successfully extricate the passengers and note that there was no loss of life. Casualties have been provided with on-site medical care and discharge.

“Members of the public, especially drivers of commuter buses are reminded to obey traffic regulations to prevent injuries and transport delays. The wreckage of the bus has been safely removed to allow for a free flow of commuter traffic,” Oke-Osanyintolu said.

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