- A bus has collided with a moving train in the Oshodi area of Lagos state
- The disclosure was made by the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA)
- LASTMA said its officials were on the ground to evacuate the remains of the bus and manage the ensuing traffic
A serious accident occurred in the Oshodi area of Lagos state on Monday, September 14, when a moving train collided with a Volkswagen bus.
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) disclosed that the train rammed the bus at the Arena crossing, pushing it to Oshodi U-bridge.
LASTMA stated that its officials were on the ground to evacuate the remains of the bus and manage the ensuing traffic.
“A train ran into a Volkswagen T4 bus at the ARENA crossing, pushing it to Oshodi U-bridge. Onlookers causing more harm than good. Men on ground, Necessary Agencies @lasambus @followlasema,” LASTMA tweeted.
The director-general of LASTMA, Oke-Osanyintolu disclosed that the driver of the bus and his passengers escaped death, but sustained injuries in the incident.
He said the accident occurred when the bus veered onto the train tracks while crossing the rail at PWD inward Oshodi and subsequently collided with a scheduled commuter train.
Meanwhile, as Nigeria gradually reopens the economy after following the Covid-19 pandemic, the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has announced the resumption of the Lagos-Ogun Mass Transit train services.
The Lagos District Public Relations Officer of the NRC, Dr. Khadijah Aroyewun–Adekomaiya, in a statement on Thursday, September 10, said operations will resume from Monday, September 14, Nigerian Tribune reported.
Adekomaiya who quoted the Lagos District Manager of NRC Jerry Oche, also indicated that the price for fares has been increased by 100 percent.
In other news, the Lagos-Ibadan railway project that is billed to start in September will be doing so powerfully as more locomotives are on their way to Nigeria from China.
The new development was shared by the Twitter account of the Chinese company in charge of the project, CRRC Corporation Ltd, on Monday, August 24.
According to the tweet, the train engines will also be added to the available ones plying the Abuja-Kaduna railway.
There have been efforts by the Nigerian government to modernise train transportation in the country.
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