Tragedy was averted by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency as they swiftly responded to a train accident at Ilupeju Bye-pass, Ilupeju, on Tuesday, May 10.
Two persons were reportedly injured after Toyota Hiace bus with registration number EKY 888 XW and a train had a collision at the Ilupeju Bye-pass, Lagos, on Tuesday, May 10.
The timely response of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASMA) averted a disaster that could have led to loss of lives as it swiftly responded to the train accident
According to report, all vehicles were stopped at the railway crossing but the driver refused to obey the traffic officers at the scene thereby ramming into the moving train.
According to the officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), who raced to the scene after it got a distress call, the passengers had to jump out of the bus but two of them sustained injuries and were given first aid treatment before they were taken to a General Hospital in the area.
The bus was recovered off the railway with the aid of the Agency’s light tow-truck and was taken to Railway Police Station, Mushin, thereby restoring the rail track to normalcy.
Other responders at the scene were the Nigeria Police Force, LASTMA Officers, Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Corps.