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How UNILAG, LASU students were crushed by train in Ikeja

A postdoctoral student at the University of Lagos identified as Fatai Mutiu Abolade was crushed to death by a train along Ikeja railway line, Lagos Mainland, yesterday, Monday February 12, 2018.

Similarly, a yet to be identified final year student of LASU was also crushed to death yesterday Tuesday, February 13, 2018, along the same Ikeja axis.

According to reports, the incident occurred about 7:30am. The identity card found on the victim showed that he was studying Economics in UNILAG and had the matriculation number 119081228.

Both Abolade and the final year student were said to be using their phones unmindful of their surroundings.

It was reported that the train was on full speed but on seeing the victim, the driver kept honking and people around were shouting to get Abolade’s attention but he was too distracted by his phone.

“Before he could raise his head up, he was already hit by the train. There was no how he could have survived it” one of the witnesses said.

Sadly, his phone was stolen immediately the accident happened and witnesses had difficulties reaching his relative

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