A yet – to – be- identified driver and his passengers escaped death by a whisker on Monday as the bus conveying them to their destinations rammed into a moving train around the PWD area of Oshodi , Lagos State.
The Director – General , Lagos State Emergency Management Agency , Olufemi Oke -Osanyintolu , said the vehicle suddenly veered onto the tracks and collided with the train.
He stated that some of the victims , who sustained injuries resulting from the impact of the collision , had been provided with on- site medical care .
He added that the wreckage of the bus had been safely removed and normalcy restored.
Oke – Osanyintolu said , “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 .
“ 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 .
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“ 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 . ”
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