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Train collides with truck in Lagos

A train on Monday collided with a truck loaded with animal feed at Jonathan Coker Railway Level Crossing in the Fagba area of Iju Ishaga, Lagos State.

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) district manager Jerry Oche,while confirming the accident, said there was no casualty in the early morning crash.

Oche said the accident which involved a mass transit train was preventable.

He said the vehicle driver threw caution to the wind and jumped into the rail track while other vehicles stopped for the train to pass.

“You do not need to come to the level crossing and prove that you are strong or big. The train has the right of way. The train is not supposed to stop for you; you are supposed to stop for it,” Oche told NAN.

“That is why the track is called the permanent way. When every other vehicle stopped, why this particular one did not stop.”

Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has also said effort is on for recovery while it officers are on ground managing the traffic situation in the area.


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