A passenger train at Cappa area of Oshodi, Lagos, on Wednesday
killed an unidentified young man with earphone on.
The man was standing on the rail track oblivious of the
fast approaching train. The Ogun-Lagos-bound mass transit train was leaving its
Oshodi station to Mushin when the accident occurred.
was approaching the railway crossing at Ilupeju Bye-pass for clearance of its
on was apparently carried away with either the call he was receiving or music
he was listening to.
even as it blasted its horn, perhaps because of the earphone.
was not given any chance to escape.
dragged it underneath,” the eyewitness said.
incident raised their hands over their heads in a show of pity for the
sheer carelessness,” a passenger said. It was not the first time a moving train
would crush to death people standing on the rail track because of having their
railway crossing, while another one was killed in 2007 at Oshodi.