In the aftermath of the train accident that occurred in the early hours of today, Thursday, January 10, 2019, along Ashade ram market in Agege, Lagos Mainland, the rescue operatives attached to various agencies of the Lagos State Government have swung into action.
Recall that the accident occurred at about 7:00am when two coaches on a train derailed leaving residents and bystanders in shock.
Due to the development, a combined team of rescue of officers and the men of the Lagos State Public Works have currently cordoned off the area to pave way for immediate repair of the rail track at Mangoro Ashade. This construction will allow the workers install the new rail tracks for train services to resume immediately.
Confirming the development, the management of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) in a post shared via its official Twitter page disclosed that vehicular traffic in the area have been diverted to alternative routes. This has further led to heavy vehicular movement from Capitol Road inward Ashade, Agege, Lagos Mainland.
“Akanni Doherty by Mangoro Ashade is cordoned to pave way for repair of rail track at Mangoro Ashade. Traffic diverted to other alternative routes. Backlog towards Capitol road and Akanni Doherty. Movement from Capitol INW Ashade is Heavy,” LASTMA posted in the tweet.
Meanwhile, some passengers were said to have sustained varying degrees of injuries as a result of the accident. In addition, some of those trapped in the affected coaches have been rescued by the emergency team.