Lagos train accident: LASEMA gives update

Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA) says efforts are ongoing to save
persons trapped in a train accident that occurred around Ashade Ram
Market in Agege area.

The accident happened around 7am.

According to update released from the agency at 11am, the train moving
en route Ebute Metta via Oshodi from Iju with full capacity passengers
derailed from its tracks.

"Further investigation revealed that the train derailed as a result of
faulty tracks at the level crossing which has been reported by LASTMA
men in the area and was noted for pending engineering works tonight",
it read.

"No life was lost but information gathered at the scene from the
bystanders has it that the wounded victims were rushed to nearby
hospitals for medical first aid.

"Efforts are currently on ground to evacuate the derailed coaches as
the NRC crane has been despatched to the scene from Lagos Island.

"The combined efforts of the GM LASEMA, LRT, LRU PARAMEDICS, LRU FIRE,
LASAMBUS, FRSC, RRS, LASTMA and Nigeria Police are on ground to ensure
swift recovery. Recovery operation ongoing by the officials of the
Nigeria Railway Corporation."

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