A train on Monday collided with a bus in Oshodi, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has announced.
Naija News reports that the agency made this known via its Twitter account on Monday.
It tweeted: “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.”
It was gathered that eight passengers narrowly escaped death when the bus with Lagos registration number GGE 972 GE suddenly veered onto the train tracks while crossing the rail at PWD inward Oshodi, Lagos and collided with a fast-moving commuter train in the process.
Confirming the incident, Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency Dr. Femi Oke-Osantintolu, said the situation which happened around 8.am, had been brought under control with no loss of life recorded.
Oke-Osanyintolu said, “The agency received distress calls on the above. Upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered that a passenger bus with registration number GGE 972 GE, had veered onto the train tracks while crossing the rail at PWD inward Oshodi, Lagos.
“The bus was then dragged along for a stretch of the journey before the train managed to come to a complete halt. “Subsequently, the agency was able to successfully extricate the passengers and note that there was no loss of life.”
He said the casualties have been provided with on the spot medical care and discharged.