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JUST IN: Many feared dead as train crushes commercial bus in Agege

The entire Agege community, Lagos Mainland was rocked by a tragic train accident which occurred in the axis few minutes ago.

InsideMainland gathered from sources that the incident occurred along old AGIP area few metres away from the old NITEL office in Agege, Lagos Mainland.

It was learnt that the train derailed from its track in a bid to avoid collision with a commercial bus popular known as danfo parked on the railway track.

A source told InsideMainland that: “The bus driver parked his bus close to the railway track and left it there for reasons best known to him. The train was coming at full speed with lots of people hanging by the side.

“Upon sighting the bus on the track, the train driver started blaring his horn which apparently got the attention of the bus driver who rushed to remove the bus but panicked in the process. Rather than drive the car forward to avoid collision, he reversed instead which led to the collision with the oncoming train.”

The source added that “those hanging on the train fell on impact and lots of people were injured in the process.”

Commenting on loss of lives as a result of the accident, the source said “a lot of people would have died in the process. The shock of witnessing such tragic incident couldn’t allow me watch any longer as people were practically lifeless in front of me.”

Presently, the incident has led to chaos in the axis as unconfirmed sources say gunshots were fired from unidentified people in the axis.

InsideMainland gathered that men of the Nigeria Police Force have been drafted to the spot to manage the situation.

More updates to follow.

 

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