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IN IKEJA: Policeman, motorcyclist dies in train accident

A motorcyclist and his passenger were killed in a train accident which occurred at the railway level crossing at PWD near Ikeja GRA yesterday, Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

It was gathered that the incident occurred along the railway track while the motorcycle rider was driving along the axis.

At the accident scene, the identity card of a Police Inspector Philip Kolo was found by caregivers who rushed to the scene to tend to the victims.  It could not be ascertained if he was the rider or the passenger.

Speaking on the development, the Lagos District Manager of Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), Jerry Oche said the motorcyclist refused to stop for the Apapa-bound train.

The identity card of the policeman, Philip Kolo

“We have warned passersby, motorists and other road users to stay away from railway tracks. Railway track is a very dangerous place to toy with; everything involves iron, both the rail tracks and the train itself.

“I learnt that he was trying to outsmart the train before he was crushed by the moving train. It is an unfortunate accident. We appeal to people to learn from such accident and be patient at the railway level crossings across the state,” he said.

He added that the victims’ remains had been taken to the mortuary and the Police were working on contacting their families.



Idris Aina
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