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Man with earphone on killed by train in Lagos

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.

The train had as usual, sounded its horn repeatedly as it
was approaching the railway crossing at Ilupeju Bye-pass for clearance of its
According to an eyewitness, the man who had his earphone
on was apparently carried away with either the call he was receiving or music
he was listening to.
“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.
People standing by the rail track that and who saw the
incident raised their hands over their heads in a show of pity for the
“The man has suddenly and unwittingly lost his life to
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
earphones on.
Among them was a lady in 2006, killed at Shogunle GRA
railway crossing, while another one was killed in 2007 at Oshodi.

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