“Obviously the man was not aware of the approaching train even as it blasted its horn. Before he knew it, he was already hit by the train and was not given any chance to escape. Immediately he was hit, the body was mangled as the train dragged it underneath,’’ the eyewitness said.
People standing by the rail track that saw the incident tried reaching out to the emergency management team.
Meanwhile this is not the first time this has happened in Ikeja Lagos.
Just last month a postdoctoral student at the University of Lagos identified as Fatai Mutiu Abolade and a final year student of LASU dead, was reportedly crushed to death by a train around Ajayi Farm, Ikeja.
The identity card found on the LASU student showed that he was studying Economics in UNILAG and his matriculation number was 119081228.
According to eyewitnesses, Abolade and the LASU final year student were crushed to death by the train which was at full speed, while on their phone. It was gathered that the train driver kept honking, but the late accident victims were distracted by their phones.
“He was looking into his phone and pressing it. The train was honking but he did not hear. People were also shouting, he just checking his phone. By the time he raised his head up, he was already hit by the railway. There was no how he could have survived it” one of the eyewitnesses said.
However while some claimed Abolade had earphones on, others said he was checking his phone but had no earphone plugged into his ears. Strangely, his phone was stolen immediately the accident happened. Sympathizers who wanted to check his phone contact so they can notify his relatives could not find his phone.
SR reported that though Lagos state security officials were at the scene, however a Lagos State Ambulance which came around did not carry the corpse, insisting that the police had to issue a report before the remains can be removed.