Lagos records first train accident in 2019

A train going to Ebutte Metta, Lagos enroute from Ijoko, Ogun, went off the rail at the Mangoro area of Agege on Thursday morning.

Three couches and their occupants were affected by the accident.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, in a statement, said an investigation showed that the train derailed as a result of faulty tracks.

The tracks had been reported by men of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority in the area and was noted for pending engineering works later in the day.

Injured passengers were rushed to nearby hospitals for first aid. No life was lost.

According ti the agency, efforts are currently being made to evacuate the derailed coaches as the Nigeria Railway Corporation crane has been dispatched to the scene from Lagos Island.

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