The Lagos District Superintendent, Mr. Christian Madza has confirmed Four people died in early hours train accident along Iju-Fagba corridor of the railway line in Lagos State.
Madza said the tricycle, popularly called Keke Napep, was trying to outsmart the moving train when the train ran over it at the railway level crossing.
“That is what we have been repeating every time, don’t play too smart on rain line because the train has its right of way.
“The tricycle rider was just trying to outsmart the train after the railway official had flagged them to stop for the oncoming train; it is so pathetic,” Madza said.
According to him, four people were killed, while one person was injured in the accident.
The District Superintendent urged motorists to always obey signs and signals at various level crossings to avoid such accident in the future.
“Motorists and passersby always refuse to obey the signs and signals at railway level crossings.
“We appeal to them to be cognizant of these signs and for the passerby to keep away from railway lines,” he added.