This morning, an unidentified man who had an
earphone on got crushed by a passenger train in Cappa area of Oshodi, Lagos
According to a correspondent of News Agency of
Nigeria (NAN) who was on-board the train, the man was standing on the rail track
oblivious of the fast approaching train before he got crushed.
It was reported that the train (an Ogun-Lagos-bound
mass transit) had blared its horn repeatedly as it approached the railway
crossing at Ilupeju Bye-pass area before the accident occurred.
According to an eyewitness reports, the man who had
his earphone on was apparently carried away with either the call he was
receiving or listening to music.
“Obviously the man was not aware of the approaching
train even as it blasted its horn, perhaps because of the earphone.
“Before he knew it, he was already hit by the train
and was not given any chance to escape.
“Immediately he was hit, the body was mangled as the
train dragged it underneath”, the eyewitness said.
One of the passengers said that, “The man has
suddenly and unwittingly lost his life to sheer carelessness”.