Eight passengers narrowly escaped death in the early hours on Monday when a bus with Lagos registration number GGE 972 GE suddenly veered onto the train tracks while crossing the rail at PWD inward Oshodi, Lagos and collided with a fast-moving commuter train in the process.
Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency Dr. Femi Oke-Osantintolu, who confirmed the incident said the situation which happened around 8.am, had been brought under control with no loss of life recorded.
According to Oke-Osanyintolu, “The agency received distress calls on the above. Upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered that a passenger bus with registration number GGE 972 GE, had veered onto the train tracks while crossing the rail at PWD inward Oshodi, Lagos.
“The bus was then dragged along for a stretch of the journey before the train managed to come to a complete halt.
“Subsequently, the agency was able to successfully extricate the passengers and note that there was no loss of life.”
He said the casualties have been provided with on the spot medical care and discharged.
Oke-Osanyintolu, therefore, urged members of the public, especially commercial drivers to always exercise caution and obey traffic regulations to prevent unnecessary accidents.
The wreckage of the bus had been safely removed to allow for free flow of traffic.