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BREAKING: Train derails in Lagos, many trapped

BREAKING: Train derails in Lagos, many trapped

A passenger train has veered off it tracks in the Agege area of Lagos State in the early hours of Thursday.

It was gathered that several persons were trapped after the accident with casualty figures yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this story.

Lagos State Police spokesman, Olarinde Famous-Cole who confirmed the incident noted that the train also rammed into a trailer, injuring many and leaving unconfirmed number of victims feared dead.

According to Famous- Cole, “We just got the information. Our policemen and those attached to the railway command are in control of the situation. I cannot confirm any death, but I can tell you that some persons were injured. We shall be able to furnish you with details later please.”

Recall that this is not the first time a train will be derailing at the same location.

Several persons died, while many more sustained injuries two years ago at Abbatoir area of Agege outskirts of Lagos when a train derailed.

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