Tragedy was averted on Monday, after a bus loaded with passengers veered off the road and rammed into a moving train around the PWD area of Ikeja GRA, Lagos State.
Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), who confirmed the incident, said the bus suddenly left the road and collided with the train.
Oke-Osanyintolu disclosed that the train dragged the bus along for a while, until it was able to stop.
He stated that passenger who sustained injuries were provided with on-site medical care.
The LASEMA director-general also said the wreckage of the bus had been safely removed
Oke-Osanyintolu said, “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.”