Scene of the accident/

A train on Thursday derailed at the Abbatoir area of Agege, on the outskirts of Lagos state, reportedly leaving many dead.

Several person were reportedly seriously injured while many vehicles and other property worth several millions were destroyed.

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The Lagos state police spokesman, Olarinde Famous-Cole, who confirmed the incident said the train also rammed into a trailer, injuring many and leaving an 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.”