Lagos - Two passengers were reportedly
dead while one sustained severe injuries when two trains collided on Sunday in
the Agege Area of Lagos State.
Mr Akin Osinowo, Lagos Railway District Manager (RDM),
confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Lagos on Monday.
Osinowo called on the families of the deceased to come and
collect the corpses at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Ebute-Meta, with
Osinowo said that the two casualties were passengers who
illegally hanged on the rooftop of the moving train.
He added that the injured passenger was currently receiving
treatment at an hospital.
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The district manager said that the Managing Director of the
NRC, Mr Adeseyi Sijuwade, has instituted a panel of inquiry to find out the
immediate and remote causes of the incident.
According to him, members of the panel are the Directors of
Operations, Electrical, Mechanical, Signal and Intelligent Unit.
"The Managing Director directed the head of various
departments to visit the site and interview eye-witnesses, visit the police
station and make inquiry.
"And also to find out the main causes of the accident and
determine the details and number of casualties.
"The families of the deceased should bring a documentary
evidence to support their claim, evidence of identity of the corpses, evidence
of their relationship with the dead and a Sworn Affidavit.
"After being certified, they will be referred to the police
authority where we will ensure that the bodies are released to them,’’ Osinowo
The RDM appealed to commuters and the train users to value
their lives and stop hanging on moving trains.