Young man with earphone crushed to death by train in Lagos

April 8, 2015 3:50 pm

An unidentified young man with earphone on, was killed this morning
April 8th by a passenger train at Cappa area of Oshodi, .

A Correspondent of the Agency of (NAN) who was inside the
train reports that the man was standing on the rail track oblivious to
the fast approaching train. The
NAN correspondent reports that the Ogun-Lagos-bound mass transit train
was leaving its Oshodi station to Mushin when the accident occurred.

The
train had as usual, sounded its horn repeatedly as it was approaching
the railway crossing at Ilupeju Bye-pass for clearance of its track.
According
to an eyewitness, the man who had his earphone on was apparently
carried away with either the call he was receiving or listening to
music.
Obviously the man was not
aware of the approaching train even as it blasted its horn, perhaps
because of the earphone. 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.
NAN reports
that people standing by the rail track that saw the incident raised
their hands over their heads in a show of pity for the deceased.
The man has suddenly and unwittingly lost his life to sheer carelessness,’’ a passenger said.
NAN
reports that it was not the first time a moving train would crush to
death people standing on the rail track because of having their
earphones on.
Among them was a lady in 2006, killed at Shogunle GRA railway crossing, while another one was killed in 2007 at Oshodi.
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