Police say the accident which occurred at Railway Crossing, Nitel Bus Stop, Agege, Lagos, involving a train and a commercial bus this morning claimed the life of one person.
There had been fears that many lives were lost in the accident.
Witnesses say the accident occurred when the train veered to avoid colliding with a commercial bus which had been abandoned on the rail.
Three of the passengers sitting atop the train were said to have fallen as a result, and one was shredded to death. Two other victims reportedly fell by the bus and lost some body parts.
The train was said to have continued its journey, oblivious of the casualties. Some hoodlums who witnessed the accident were said to have immediately set the bus on fire out of anger, while the other victims were rushed to nearby Orile-Agege General Hospital.
The Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) said the scene of the accident has been fully recovered and traffic was being controlled.
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