Several persons may have been feared dead at Abbatoir area of Agege outskirts of Lagos when a train derailed this morning.
A cross section of holiday makers boarding the free train ride organized by the State government of Osun from Ido Terminus of the Railway corporation of Nigeria, Lagos State, going to their various destinations for celebrations of Eid-il-Kabir on Wednesday 30-08-2017 Lagos State police spokesman, Olarinde Famous-Cole who confirmed the incident noted that the train also rammed into a Trailer, injuring many and leaving unconfirmed number of victims feared dead.
According to Famous- Cole who confirmed the incident in a telephone call,
“We just got the information. Our policemen and those attached to the railway command are in control of the situation.
I cannot confirm any death, but i can tell you that some persons were injured. ” We shall be able to furnish you with details later please.”