Yesterday morning, it was reported by several news platforms that a public bus belonging to the Lagos State government, which was assigned to be conveying Government workers to their destinations, was involved in an accident with a train along the Ikeja axis of the state.
However, in a news that was published by The Nation Newspaper online this morning, it was reported that one of the survivors, Kazeem Abiola, who sat by the door, said that the bus was midway through the rail at the Shogunle level crossing when the train crashed into it.
He said, "The bus sped past the train around Ladipo Bus Stop on the Old Agege Motor Road and when we got to the PWD level crossing, they warned the driver to slow down and wait for the train but, he shouted them down, thinking he could speed past before the train would catch up with us."
Further talking, he said, "We warned him to allow the train to go, but he was adamant and everybody was shouting, cautioning him, but he cared less. So, half of the bus had already crossed the rail track before the train hit us from the middle. The last I heard was the crash and I passed out immediately, until i regained consciousness here in LASUTH Emergency Unit."
More information made it known that the train, on Iddo-Ijoko Mass Transit Train Service, was operated by the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC).
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