Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA) has given an update on the train accident that happened earlier today around Ashade Ram Market in Agege area in Lagos.
In its statement, the agency revealed efforts are still ongoing to save everyone trapped in the train accident.
The train was moving en route Ebute Metta via Oshodi from Iju with full capacity passengers before it derailed from its tracks.
Read the statement below:
“Further investigation revealed that the train derailed as a result of faulty tracks at the level crossing which has been reported by LASTMA men in the area and was noted for pending engineering works tonight”
“No life was lost but information gathered at the scene from the bystanders has it that the wounded victims were rushed to nearby hospitals for medical first aid.
“Efforts are currently on the ground to evacuate the derailed coaches as the NRC crane has been despatched to the scene from Lagos Island.
“The combined efforts of the GM LASEMA, LRT, LRU PARAMEDICS, LRU FIRE, LASAMBUS, FRSC, RRS, LASTMA and Nigeria Police are on ground to ensure swift recovery. Recovery operation ongoing by the officials of the Nigeria Railway Corporation.”