Several passengers have been reportedly injured following a train accident at Ashade Ram Market in Agege area of Lagos State.
Concise News gathered that one of the train coaches was said to have fallen off the rail, causing another coach to derail.
It was gathered that traffic along the Ikeja along—Iyana Ipaja axis has come to a standstill during the rush hour regular commute.
As at the time of filing this report, no death casualty has been recorded and Emergency Services were seen on ground attending to injured persons.
Train derailment in Lagos, Nigeria’s economic nerve center, is quite common. On November 16, 2017, a train derailed around the Abattoir area of Agege, injuring many and leaving scores dead.
On July 20, 2018, a train rammed into a Danfo bus that had suddenly gotten in the way, killing at least nine persons.
Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, is bedeviled by crumbling transport infrastructure in inner cities and across states.
This just happened at Agege. i cant believe we are still using this old train in 2019. Government dont care about her citizenry. #lasema #TrafficChief #GIDITRAFFIC #NRC #FederalGovernment #akinwunmiambode #lagos #railway pic.twitter.com/d8K03GG1i1
— Inspiron 🔥🔥🔥 (@moluabi1) January 10, 2019
Two coaches derailed out of its track and fell off this morning at agege by ashade traffic light. Sources say people are trapped in it. @Gidi_Traffic @SurprisingLagos @lagospedia @TrafficChiefNG @trafficbutter @InsideMainland pic.twitter.com/O8D4QDHbMP
— Oloruntobi Adejare (@Hasshabie) January 10, 2019