Latest Report on Train derailment at Mangoro Agege Lagos
SITUATION REPORT ON TRAIN DERAILMENT AT ASHADE, MONGORO, AGEGE
At about 7:15am today 10th January, 2019, a train enroute ebute metta from iju with full capacity passengers derailed from its track. Investig
ation by emergency responders at the incident scene led by LASEMA revealed that the train derailed as a result of faulty tracks at the” Level Crossing” by Ashade.Further investigation revealed that the faulty tracks had earlier been observed and reported by LASTMA officials to Nigerian Railway Corporation for immediate repairs to mitigate against impending disaster. The faulty track had been slated for repairs later in the day as Nigeria Railway Corporation(NRC) officials had visited the site and conducted assessment of the faulty track before the occurrence of the incident .
No life was lost but information gathered from the bystanders at the incident scene revealed that some persons were injured before the arrival of emergency responders and the injured victims had been taken to the hospital. Efforts are currently ongoing to evacuate the derailed coaches by a combined team of Lasema, NRC,FRSC,LASTMA ,Red Cross and Nigeria Police. The incident scene has since been cordoned off before the commencement of recovery .