A yet to be ascertained number of passengers onboard a commercial bus escaped death by the whiskers on Monday when their bus rammed into a moving train at PWD Bus Stop, on the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway, Lagos.
Most of the victims sustained minor injuries as they rushed out of the bus.
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Those who sustained fatal injuries include the bus driver and his assistant.
It was learnt that the bus veered off its track and got stock on the rail track as the driver tried to reverse the bus.
The Director- General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke – Osanyintolu, who confirmed the incident, said the vehicle suddenly veered onto the tracks and collided with the train.
He said some of the victims, who sustained injuries resulting from the impact of the collision, had been provided with on-site medical care.
According to him, the wreckage of the bus had been safely removed and normalcy restored.
“The agency received distress calls on the above.
“Upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered that a passenger motor, GGE 972 GE, had veered onto the train tracks while crossing the rail at PWD inward Oshodi and subsequently collided with a scheduled commuter train.
“The bus was then dragged along for a stretch of the journey before the train managed to come to a complete halt.
“The agency was able to successfully extricate the passengers and note that there was no loss of life.
“Casualties have been provided with on -site medical care and discharge.
“Members of the public, especially drivers of commuter buses are reminded to obey traffic regulations to prevent injuries and transport delays.
“The wreckage of the bus has been safely removed to allow for a free flow of commuter traffic .”