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Scores Fear Injured As Train Derails In Lagos

Scores of early morning commuters may have been injured as a passenger train derailed in the Mangoro area of Lagos causing heavy traffic for motorists and congestion on roads adjacent to the scene of the accident.
Report has it that the accident occurred near Mangoro bus stop, Agege area in Lagos, with the number of casualties yet to be ascertained.
The tragic incident which caused panic among road users, has caused confusion in the area.
Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency arrived the scene early to evacuate the victims and clear the rail tract for the movement of vehicles and passers-bye.
As at the time of this report, no official confirmation of the number of victims and what led to the derailment but those within the area of the accident told newsmen that the rail track had gone bad without any attention given to it by workers of the Nigeria Railways Corporation who have abandoned the routine maintenance on the track particularly at the Mangoro level crossing.

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